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by nickdel on Sun May 25, 2008 12:00 AM
My father's doctor just told him there is a mass on his liver, about 3cm. He had colon cancer and a resection about 5 years ago, and apparently that went well. Then his cea(?) # went up a few months ago so they did all kinds of tests and found this. The doc wanted to give him an MRI but he has two stents in his chest, so a biopsy is the next step.
But, the doctor also said that maybe it's not cancer and he could have a fatty liver. I was just wondering if anyone ever got that same message and it turned out they didn't have cancer. What's the likelihood of a 3 cm mass being an indication of fatty liver and not cancer? Thank you.
by Virginia123 on Wed May 28, 2008 12:00 AM
I am 42 years old, I have been on cholosterol meds for some years now. The routine blood tests every 6 months have consistantly showed elevated liver function numbers.My family doc sent me to a liver specialist for further evaluation. He told me he thought I had Fatty liver..not any major problems..My numbers are still elevated, but not to the point they want to do a biopsy just yet. This has been the case for me for about 7 nyears now. Hope everything works out for ya'll.. good luck Rodney
by suer57 on Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:00 AM
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