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Can 2 CT scans , 4 us during last 4 years picked up liver cancer? Ruq pain since 2007 and no diagnosis yet, would I be dead by now if it was cancer in 08?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and maybe.
Ct and us are both sensitive at detecting cancer.
If they haven't seen it on the 6 combined studies it is unlikely to be a problem and is certainly not causing discomfort since any cancer large enough to produce that would certainly be visible. If you had primary or even worse - metastatic - liver ca in 2008 it is very likely you would have passed by now.

In brief: Yes and maybe.
Ct and us are both sensitive at detecting cancer.
If they haven't seen it on the 6 combined studies it is unlikely to be a problem and is certainly not causing discomfort since any cancer large enough to produce that would certainly be visible. If you had primary or even worse - metastatic - liver ca in 2008 it is very likely you would have passed by now.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not cancer
5 years of pain unlikely to be cancer, and certainly a liver tumor would grow enough in 4-5 years to show up on imaging studies.
If you have been having unexplained pain for 5 years and nothing shows on ct or us, you may need endoscopy and/or nuclear studies to look at other possibilities (gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, intestines, etc.) - consult with a GI doc if you haven't done so already.

In brief: Probably not cancer
5 years of pain unlikely to be cancer, and certainly a liver tumor would grow enough in 4-5 years to show up on imaging studies.
If you have been having unexplained pain for 5 years and nothing shows on ct or us, you may need endoscopy and/or nuclear studies to look at other possibilities (gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, intestines, etc.) - consult with a GI doc if you haven't done so already.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Not necessarily
If the liver cancer were small, it might not be visible, but statistically speaking, if it were liver cancer and was first detected in 2008, your survival chances 4 years later, depending on the type of tumor, would be poor.

In brief: Not necessarily
If the liver cancer were small, it might not be visible, but statistically speaking, if it were liver cancer and was first detected in 2008, your survival chances 4 years later, depending on the type of tumor, would be poor.
Dr. Armando De la Cabada
Dr. Armando De la Cabada
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