I had a ct for a possible kidney stone, they found 3 liver lesions. The ER doc said to see primary doc right away, primary doc wants me to see liver specialist ASAP to rule out cancer.Everything seems rush-rush and it is unnerving. Are liver lesions a symptom of liver cancer?
I have 5 liver lesions on my liver and 1 on my kidney . They are watching them for change and growth . Most lesions are benign and will probably never change . The process of waiting while the doctors investigate is unnerving . I had a tremendous amount anxiety waiting for my second MRI results . Although the majority of leisons are benign occasionally they could be cancer . Your doctor will do a liver biopsy if there is any indication . How was yours diagnosed ? MRI ,CAT , Ultrasound ? So far mine have not changed . I am only 6 months out from origanal diagnoses .
Good Luck to You !
If the lesions grow they're tumors.If not they're benign. A blood test called AFP [alpha feta protein] among others will be ordered by the Hepatologist. The AFP is a liver cancer marker. Try not fret until you have seen the doctor and cleared all your etsts.
After 3 months of fret and worry, 2 biopsies ,3 cat scans,1 MRI, a colonoscopy, and an endoscopy my 7 liver lesions in both lobes (all less than 2 cm) were finally diagnosed as liver hemangiomas that are benign. I felt great the whole time and had no symptoms. Lesions were discovered when I had a cat scan on my bladder and kidneys for small amount of blood in my urine (turns out that's normal for me). Lots of hemangiomas are discovered incidentally when people have cat scans for other reasons. Doctors thought I had metastatic liver cancer. Scared me so bad. I hope you had a good outcome.
Just wanted to stop in and try and help after reading your post. Liver cysts are typically benign but I think there is a slight possibility that they can become malignant if they grow to be bigger and burst then become infected(I read this but am no Dr. so I don't know for sure). They do not cause any pain unless they grow bigger over time. Not wanting to scare you in anyway by any means but just trying to lay out the truth to help.... if your right side starts to hurt as well as your stomach and you start feeling tired and weak. I read that these are some very serious symptoms that need to be evaluated right away... that these pains seem to be very common with liver cancer, hepatitis or liver failure!! So if these things start to happen which is what I'm dealing with please go get an AFP blood test as WaveRider suggested to rule out liver cancer. Then if you are also suffering from alot of spasms along with the right side and stomach pain it is a big sign of hepatitis. Please don't fret about it until you get results like WaveRider also said. Please hang in there and please keep us posted.
Also wanted to say. I'm sorry to hear it is unnerving with everything seeming to be rush rush but they are doing that for a good reason. Liver cancer has evil aggression. Most people that get it can't even phase it with chemo and most die within a year. Pretty crazy. You gotta get in right away.
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