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Doctor insights on: Taxol And Liver Metastasis

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Is it possible for someone to live with liver metastasis?

Is it possible for someone to live with liver metastasis?

Yes: Some people with liver metastasis may be cured of their cancer under certain circumstances. Otherwise, there are treatment options to prolong survival. These include local treatments directed at the liver, as well as systemic chemotherapy. The majority of people with liver metastasis, however, unfortunately will ultimately die of the cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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What are most common symptoms of early colorectal liver metastasis?If small liver lesions are clm, how fast do they grow big enough to be chacterized?

What are most common symptoms of early colorectal liver metastasis?If small liver lesions are clm, how fast do they grow big enough to be chacterized?

No symptoms: Early liver metastases have no specific symptoms . Rate of growth of clm is variable , particularly if in the process of traetment. Pet/ct is most sensitive way to stage colorectal malignancy , determine if there are metastasis and to follow response to therapy of clm. ...Read more

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boyfriend was diagnosis with liver metastasis stage 4 primary unknown. Chemo& student didn't work now they put radiation beads in liver what's prognois?

 boyfriend was diagnosis with liver metastasis stage 4  primary unknown. Chemo& student didn't work  now they put radiation beads in liver what's prognois?

Depends on primary: Best approach to an unknown primary is PET/CAT scan. Liver mets can easily be treated if primary known and removed , then employing local liver resection, hepatic lobe resection, microwave ablation, intra arterial chemoembolization and radiolabelled microspheres delivered intra arterially. The final decision relies on the primary as well as a bx of the liver lesion. ...Read more

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Why is colon resection still done for colon cancer in cases with liver metastasis?

Why is colon resection still done for colon cancer in cases with liver metastasis?

Depends: Believe it or not, it can sometimes still be cured. It depends on the disease burden in the liver. After resection, they can do adjuvant therapy and follow up with hepatic resections if it is limited. Also for palliative reasons - if it is causing an obstruction, then the obstruction needs to be relieved to allow for simple gut function. ...Read more

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If the CT report suggests metastasis , what except biopsy can totally confirm the same in the case of liver and pancreas ?

If the CT report suggests metastasis , what except biopsy can totally confirm the same in the case of liver and pancreas ?

Nothing: A biopsy is the only certain way to make a diagnosis. However, the radio graphic appearance and the finding of a very high ca 19-9 (a blood test pancreatic cancer marker) can strongly suggest pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?

What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?

It is very bad News: Pancreatic Cancer is the most dangerous and difficult to treat Cancer there is. Yet there is some treatment available and it is getting slowly better each year. Right now it is a matter of trying to control and extend life by a few months if we are lucky. Treatment is mostly done using chemotherapy drugs for cases like this one who have spread (Metastatic). ...Read more

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My sister had ovarian cancer. She did 6 quimo and dr. Found liver metastasis. Please, tell me the best treatments and survival rate. ?

My sister had ovarian cancer. She did 6 quimo and dr. Found liver metastasis. Please, tell me the best treatments and survival rate. ?

Ovarian cancer: Treatments for this depend entirely on the time from the end of he last chemotherapy until the diagnosis of a new recurrence or progression of disease. If it is immediately after her initial 6 chemistry after her initial debulking surgery than it is much worse than if her initial debulking followed by 6 chemos was 2-3 years ago. ...Read more

Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more