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Liver Metastasis

Liver metastases refer to the condition where cancer that has originated on a different part of the body has spread and metastasized to the liver. It has been observed that 25% of people who are suffering from colon cancer have developed this condition. It is also referred to as secondary liver cancer and is malignant in nature. In most cases, there is no possibility of curing liver metastases, and treatment will involve managing the symptoms and increasing the life expectancy.

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What is the guideline for treating metastatic breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 36-year-old female. She is a metastatic breast cancer patient. The diagnosis was made three years ago. Metastasis found this year through FDG PET CT scan. The primary treatment was for breast lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy (3 FEC+3 Docetaxel), and radiation ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like she is having progressive metastatic breast cancer triple positive (ER +, Her 2 +ve). She received chemotherapy, hormonal, and target therapy (Trastuzumab). She also underwent BCS, oophorectomy, plus radiotherapy. Despite all this treatment. she progres...  Read Full »

My mother's cancer has spread. How to prevent ascites?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from breast cancer. It has spread to the liver. There is a recurrence from last three years. This year she is suffering from ascites. Already three ascites tapping has been done. I want to ask if there is no medicine for ascites cancer patient to make water dry in...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ascites secondary to cancer needs multiple steps to control it. It may not completely get dried but it can get controlled well. You need a high protein diet to increase the body protein level which reduces the amount of fluid formed.You need good movement and exercises...  Read Full »

Please check the report and tell me the site of metastasis.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is suffering from metastatic liver disease. The primary site has been found to be anal canal. The primary tumor was very difficult to find as it was not visible on PET or colonoscopy. It only felt on digital rectal examination. Biopsy of the primary tumor as well as the liver...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anal basaloid tumors carry the potential for metastasis, which can occur through three primary pathways: the escape of cancer cells into lymphatic vessels, venous drainage, or direct spread to adjacent organs. In the case of your friend, metastasis transpired via cancer ...  Read Full »

How to cure breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis?

Query: Hello doctor,My mom is 67 years old. She has breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis. Liver cirrhosis is also present. She has a loss of appetite, cough with blood, and cannot sleep. I am worried because she is becoming weak. I have attached her reports for your reference. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity), the diagnosis is breast cancer with metastasis to the liver and bones. Also, I suggest a second diagnosis of primary liver cancer. I suggest you perform the ...  Read Full »

My mother is critical due to breast cancer. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother suffered from breast cancer a few years ago. It was treated and then in two years, she suffered from metastasis in the whole body. Now the problem is that my mother's cancer has spread to the brain but it stopped there and she suffered from ataxia. Then the disease in the live...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has a damaged liver. This will keep giving features of decompensation regularly. This can be encephalopathy, fluid retention, infection, jaundice, and so on. This needs to be regularly avoided and treated. Now with fever, we need to rule out infection. Starting an ...  Read Full »

My grandmother suffers from stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. What is the prognosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother, 74, suffers from stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. She had weakness and a cough for the past week. She was taken to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She also has some memory loss and hand tremors. The fever has subsided. Will she be able...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Colon cancer stage 4 with liver metastasis is advanced with a very poor prognosis but requires good palliative care. Pneumonia has certain symptoms like fever, productive cough, and wheezing. This could have happened du...  Read Full »

Is it worthy of relying CT scan to identify liver metastasis?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a CT scan identify liver metastasis?  Read Full »


Dr. Narayanasamy Senduran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, CT (computed tomography) scan can detect suspected primary tumor or metastasis in the liver. However, it is not confirmatory, a biopsy is needed to say its malignant origin if the primary tumor is not already found in other organs. Thank you.  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of a gallbladder cancer patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. I would like to know the stage, chances of survival and the life expectancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The imaging is clearly showing a gallbladder tumor. There are different types of gallbladder tumors and the prognosis, outcome, and survival is different from one person to other. Here we d...  Read Full »

Is the new lesion in liver due to recurrence of ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I was treated for ovarian cyst which was initially diagnosed as CA ovary, but post-operation one was like CA and other was identified as a lesion. Now, in my CT PET scan, I have a lesion in the sixth segment of liver and metabolic activity in the para-aortic lymph node. Doctors are saying ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and complaints, I can tell that the CT and PET scan you underwent detects exactly where the cancer cells are spreading and macro and micro-localization of the spread. Sometimes after removal of the cancerous growth, some cells which are cancero...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the pain in the liver of my 60-year-old mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had severe pain in the liver about three weeks ago, and she had breast cancer two to three years ago and was treated by mastectomy, radiation, and estrogen blockers. She did not have jaundice, vomiting, blood in stools, swelling of the limbs, and bruising. They achieved clear...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain from metastasis can happen abruptly or slowly develop and lessen over time. If the scan suggests metastasis, the disease has progressed, so she needs to change her hormonal medications, or even a low dose of chemotherapy can be given. If scans confirm metastasis, ...  Read Full »

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