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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer Elevated Liver Enzymes

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But these can all be up or none be up in cancer traveled to the liver. ...Read more

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Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Not likely to be can: Cancer is rarely the cause of elevated liver enzymes...So you do not have to worry that much. Yet they imply liver damage of some degree, the commonest cause is alcohol. So i would advise you to be sure not to drink alcohol till the enzymes return to normal. Also make sure that you do not have hepatitis. This can be done with a blood test for hepatitis b and hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Mom has jaundice w elevated liver enzymes, and elevated amylase and lipase. Ct w contrast was done, no tumors seen. Could this be pancreatic cancer?

Mom has jaundice w elevated liver enzymes, and elevated amylase and lipase. Ct w contrast was done, no tumors seen. Could this be pancreatic cancer?

It is unclear: Hi kitten40047. The jaundice and elevated enzymes are concerning. It is reassuring to hear that the ct was negative. There may be other reasons for her symptoms. However, in the absence of any other explanation for the symptoms she has, you may want to have mom undergo additional tests, including perhaps MRI or endoscopy, which may shed more light on the pancreatic and liver areas. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver metastatic cancer when it reachead to fatigue, jaundince & high liver enzymes ! how many mnths remains?

How long does it take for liver metastatic cancer when it reachead to fatigue, jaundince & high liver enzymes ! how many mnths remains?

Ask the oncologist: Not knowing more about the situation it is very difficult to answer the question. It is more in g-d's hands to know how long. The doctor can give you a reasonable estimate. ...Read more

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Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more

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Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Is the high liver enzymes from chemo & cancer ( yellow skin, fatigue, weakness) sign of end of life? 3 yrs treated from cancer for 65 years old

Discuss: This could be sign of liver toxicity or another medical condition. You should discuss these symptoms with your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Elevated liver: function tests do not cause cancer, but if pancreatic cancer or anything else causes obstruction of the bile duct, it can cause elevated blood tests. Acetaminophen intake in amounts that exceed recommended amount can cause liver damage. ...Read more

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How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

Depends: It depends how much high the levels are, in thousands or hundreds ; what is the cause- medication or liver disease? How much is the liver damage? What are other co-existing medical conditions? The patient's prognosis! thanks. Please read jaundice http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that i'm dying?

Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that i'm dying?

Not necessarily: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to many reasons, the common ones are alcohol, hepatitis with viruses, side effect of drugs, circulatory issues etc. See this site for info and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

Work it up: If they stay down when you're off all meds, the cause may simply be sensitive to something as simple as iboprofen. I trust you're not abusing alcohol -- that's dangerous and not much fun really. You may get checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B & C, autoimmune hepatitis, and hemochromatosis. This may just be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, when should I be concerned?

What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, when should I be concerned?

Be concerned. Very.: These are your warning of possible serious ilness. If you're drinking a lot, it's your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochrmoatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis. These will kill you if missed but are treatable. Or you may simply need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes and i took a 0.5mg of Valium on june 30th and its still in my system...

Benzodiazepines: Benzo's like valium will test positive for six to eight weeks or even longer if one has been on them for some time. But, even one pill can last for a very long time. ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more