The lesions in the liver could be simple cysts which wouldn't progress over time or destroy the liver. Another possibility is an infection, an abscess - you should review your travel and exposure history to chronic infections like tuberculosis.
It is unlikely to get a melanoma on the trunk, it usually involves a sun-exposed area. Looking at your internet handle, massissam, doesn't quite sound like a Caucasian with a lot of freckles (this would be the skin type most at risk for melanoma). The spot may simply be a nevus.
For colorectal cancer with liver involvement, there are some patients who are able to undergo a curative treatment. It would of course be best to discuss your actual prognosis once the results of the skin and colonoscopy come out.
Thanks HeinrikMD for the quick response
today (26/02/08) I had a colonoscopy done / the doctor told me he found a polyp in teh rectum, which he proceeded to take out and something else (not sure what) in the ascending colon, of which he took a sample. he had sent both for biopsy which I shoudl have in 5 to 7 days.
when i spoke to the oncologist surgeon she confirmed that the blod exams for the liver came back normal and that maximum I have something like 5% of the liver with lesions
i had to undergo a pulmonary test and a cardigraph in preparation for a transfer to another hospital, if it was melanoma but I was told the tests have been cancelled and I have now to undergo a gastroenterinal (not sure of spelling) test / I do not know what this is
Also I was told that if they did not find anything in the colon they would take a sample of the liver and do a biopsy
does this make sense? does it indicate anything?
P.S. I am Italian / although I have plenty of sunspots I had them from birth and they are all small except the one they took out . which was 1.7mm deep / I was told this is very small compared to others
thanks again for any guidance
It seems that most of these procedures are still in the process of gathering evidence for disease.
i understand the frustration that there seems to be too many tests being performed, however, this is because the search for the final answer usually comes from cascades of tests and not really one confirmatory test.
pay particular attention to the findings in the biopsy, since those provide the clearest answer that cancer is indeed present, and you may think of all the tests as continuing until all possible sites that can be biopsied have been considered (i use the word consider, because not all sites are worth risking an invasive procedure.
Unfortunately, there is usually delay/turnaround time for the biopsy reports to come out, and waiting is never much fun.