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What are the causes of hepatic metastases?

What are the causes of  hepatic metastases?

Hepatic mets: I think you mean what cancers can cause hepatic mets. It usually happens when cancer spread through blood circulation in liver. Many different type of cancer can spread to liver. Most commonly colon, any cancer of digestive system and lung cancer. But mostly any cancer can spread to liver. ...Read more

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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


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Right pulmonary pleural based nodules suspicious for metastasesnsive hepatic metastases means?

See details: Please ask this question to the doctor who ordered the tests. That doctor is the only one who can put this result in context for you. The reading, unfortunately, suggests the underlying cause is a malignancy. However, there are other possible causes. That is why your own doctor will be the best one to provide an answer. ...Read more

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What does bone metastases cause?

What does bone metastases cause?

Pain etc: Bony mets can cause bony pain ( depending on the location), fractures, spinal cord compression resulting in significant nerve deficits on extremities/weakness/can develop paralysis etc, suppresion to the blood counts if cancer also involves the bone marrow etc. ...Read more

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Can liver metastases cause fever and vomitting ?

Can liver metastases cause fever and vomitting ?

Unlikely: Fever is due to a breakdown in the presence of a malignant lesion. Vomiting is due to reverse peristalsis of the GI tract. Liver metastasis regardless of origin is clonal in origin and cant spread from liver to involve GI tract. Liver mets are well vascularize and fed from hepatic artery so to damage tumor one must embolize the arterial branch feeding tumor. ...Read more

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What are visceral metastases exactly ?

Cancer in organs: Metastases, or areas of cancer spread, to the liver, lungs, or other organs in the body. Metastases to bone are not visceral metastases. ...Read more

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Describe the features of metastases to the bone.?

Describe the features of metastases to the bone.?

Varies: Bone metastases features can vary. Some are bone "lytic" (moth eaten) such as squamous cell cancers or multiple myeloma. Others are "blastic" such as breast, prostate, etc. Symptoms vary from asymptomatic to painful. Bones may easily (pathologically) fracture. Treatment can include bone directed therapy such as bisphosphonates, xgeva (denosumab), radiation, radio frequency ablation, v-plasty. ...Read more

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Is nano Knife ( ablation ) worth doing for 3 /4 metastases all Under 2 cm?

Is nano
Knife ( ablation ) worth doing for 3 /4 metastases all
Under 2 cm?

Oncology : The nano knife has been FDA approved in 2009 for the surgical ablation of soft tissue, however it has not been approved to treat other specific diseases or conditions. With metastatic cancer your case sounds more complex and worthy of clinical trial status so it is best to consult with your treating oncologist. Be well:) ...Read more

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What can be done for a 6.1 cm liver metastases ? Plus other 3 spots under 1 cm

What can be done for a 6.1 cm liver metastases ? Plus other 3 spots under 1 cm

Resect if possible: Liver metastases are an unfortunate consequence of some cancers. Sometimes they are can be removed with surgery if the patient can tolerate it. Many times surgery is not possible, so patients need to take chemotherapy. Chemotherapy would be chosen depending on the original cancer. Combinations of surgical removal and chemotherapy have led to long prognosis in colorectal cancer, for example. ...Read more

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What can be done fir peritoneal metastases?

Peritoneal mets: This is a very difficult area to treat. It depends first on where the spread is from...ovaries,colon, uterus...etc. Some cases will be managed with surgery others will receive chemo. Radiation is not a great tool to use since this is a large area and lots of sensitive organs. ...Read more

Hepatic (Definition)

Hepatic refers to something that is ...Read more