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Liver Cancer Growth

Does a cancerous liver tumor grow slowly over time , or is it a fast growing tumor?
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Hello, welcome to the forum. Thanks for the question. It would be helpful to know what type of liver cancer. Some grow more slowly than others. Liver cancer can spread quickly depending on the type of cancer. Hemangiosarcoma and angiosarcoma types of liver cancer are fast spreading, whereas hepatocellular carcinoma spreads late in the disease. Is hepatocellular carcinoma slow-growing? They are large, slow-growing tumors. They do not grow deeply into surrounding tissues.  https://www.medicinenet.com/does_liver_cancer_spread_quickly/article.htm  

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Thank you for addressing my concern. I wasn’t diagnosed with liver cancer, but as a NHL survivor, I was terrified to find out that a .6cm “hypodensity” was found on/in my liver. It was noted as stable since a year and a half ago. The thing is no one has said a word to me about it. It was never even mentioned in past CT scan reports. My oncologist brushed it off saying it was his first time seeing it mentioned , and that it “looked like a cyst”; previous scans reports no focal or cystic anything on the part that described my liver on the CTs; now all of a sudden on this very detailed report , this “Hypodensity “ is mentioned. I’m concerned and trying to determine if I’m worrying unnecessarily or if this is something that should have been explained to me, and further examined.. if it were a cyst, wouldn’t the radiologist have just noted, a cyst?
Hello, sorry, we have two threads going here. I would say that the literature does say that what you describe is most likely a cyst. Hypodensity is most often jus that and they see it in fatty livers. I understand your increased concern after being a cancer survivor. However, they are looking for areas of concern and tumors and most likely, this doesn't fall into that category. I personally would follow up on your next visit to ask about it but be reassured that it is likely a cyst.
Ok, thank you so much for your knowledge and advice. I greatly appreciate it!
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