Liver lesions

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Liver lesions

by Holly31 on Thu May 03, 2018 04:16 PM

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Hi
For approx. 3 months, I have had severe right flank pain. Finally went to see the doctor and had an ultrasound and bloodwork. This was done in March. The ultrasound report revealed no kidney stones and nothing on liver. HOwever a uterine cyst is present and I have gallstones which the doctor does not believe is contributing to the pain.

Still experiencing pain, I went for a CT a couple weeks ago. Kidneys still show no stones, however, liver shows 2 lesions present. 1 is 3.9 cm and the other is 1.5 cm. Not sure how this was not picked up on ultraound done 1 month prior!! CT indicates these lesions are indeterminant. Also suggests that prominent subcentimeter lymph nodes are seen.

Dr. Expressed concerned about the rapid appearance and size. However not scheduled for ultrasound for a couple weeks.
Thanks for any thoughts...

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by survivorliver on Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 PM

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Liver cramps. Ouch they hurt. Mine went out more painful than they came in, you're lucky you had pain. Follow Dr instructions, stop smoking. stop drinking alcohol, energy drinks and white/green teas. Lemon water lubricates the liver. I have an unremarkable liver, thanks to a healthy cancer pool set up by friends and 16 yrs of dedication by doctors and researchers.  

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by mycancer4real on Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:13 AM

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On May 03, 2018 4:16 PM Holly31 wrote:

Hi
For approx. 3 months, I have had severe right flank pain. Finally went to see the doctor and had an ultrasound and bloodwork. This was done in March. The ultrasound report revealed no kidney stones and nothing on liver. HOwever a uterine cyst is present and I have gallstones which the doctor does not believe is contributing to the pain.

Still experiencing pain, I went for a CT a couple weeks ago. Kidneys still show no stones, however, liver shows 2 lesions present. 1 is 3.9 cm and the other is 1.5 cm. Not sure how this was not picked up on ultraound done 1 month prior!! CT indicates these lesions are indeterminant. Also suggests that prominent subcentimeter lymph nodes are seen.

Dr. Expressed concerned about the rapid appearance and size. However not scheduled for ultrasound for a couple weeks.
Thanks for any thoughts...

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by snh722 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 09:33 PM

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My dad just got diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma.  There are two lesions, #1 is 3.5cm (LIRADS 5) and #2 is 2cm (LIRADS 3).  He has cirrhosis and Hep C as well.  The dr. says radioembolization and transplant are his options and states he is in Stage 2.  I am looking to hear about other people's stories.  I don't really understand a lot of the information online about this.  How serious is this?  What is life expectancy? Etc.  I have so many questions and not sure of where to go for resources.  Dad is 66 Y.O.

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by ToddlerFather on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:33 PM

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Current literature life expectancies were based on 70's medicine, basically chemo and radiation. State-of-the-art including immunotherapy, genomics and targeted therapies have increased life expectancy to an yet unknown boundary. 

Stage 2 means vascular invasion but no local or distant metastases found. LIRADS 5 means 100% sure carcinoma, LR-3 means intermediate probability. 

What looks to me as giving a not so good prognosis is combining cirrhosis, Hepatitis and carcinoma. I was surprised the MD suggested transplant, but it was only due to my ignorance on the topic: it seems he qualifies for priority liver transplant (Milan criteria). 

While every case is specific, in general surgical resection is preferred to other treatments, and in this case it requires transplant. 

Besides doctors, you might want to also check with insurance (Medicare or otherwise) about coverage for each of the options; in radioembolization, the radioisotope is usually not covered. 

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by snh722 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:37 PM

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Thank you!  In that 1 post alone gave me more info than what the web has to offer.  

RE: Liver lesions

by bethann41 on Mon Jan 28, 2019 02:36 AM

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Holly can you please check in with an update? I have a similiar situation on my hands. Well it's a bit different but I'd like to now what the diagnosis was.

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by bethann41 on Mon Jan 28, 2019 02:37 AM

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like to KNOW what the outcome was. Where's the edit button here?

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