Mom age 60 ct: large lobulated mixed hypodense masses of 15x10 cm in toto in right lobe of liver afp alpha-fetoprotein = 4.46 iu/ml is cancer or not?
Mom and liver spot. Unfortunately, nothing on a ct, regardless of lab studies like AFP gives a definitive diagnosis. An elevated AFP blood test is seen in about 60% of liver cancer patients. So 40% of patients with liver cancer may have normal AFP levels (less than 10) which do not exclude cancer. The major issue is the mass which must be biopsied to get a diagnosis, after which a plan can be made.
Mom age 60 ct scan liver enlarged showing large lobulated mixed hypodense masses of 15x10 cm in toto in right lobe of liver what treat options we have?
Need to know. What is causing these masses. If there is a suspicion of malignancy on her study needle biopsy of the liver is often necessary. Liver masses alone don't necessarily mean cancer as several benign tumors (hemangiomas, adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia) can be present. Please discuss this with your doctor. Read more...