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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?

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Dr. Larry Wilf
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Varies.

Specialized cytology/staining tests of ones pathologic specimen, requested at the time of surgery, can give prognostic information concerning tumor growth.
In addition, a pet-ct scan can help determine the presence or absence of metastases. Such scanning is often performed every 3-12 mos when metastases are deemed a possibility. There may be no symptoms.

In brief: Varies.

Specialized cytology/staining tests of ones pathologic specimen, requested at the time of surgery, can give prognostic information concerning tumor growth.
In addition, a pet-ct scan can help determine the presence or absence of metastases. Such scanning is often performed every 3-12 mos when metastases are deemed a possibility. There may be no symptoms.
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