Cancer in the liver awful taste in mouth

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Cancer in the liver awful taste in mouth

by SadVicky on Thu Aug 26, 2010 06:14 PM

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My mom has cancer of unknown primary. It has traveled to her liver, the doctor says” its not liver cancer, its cancer in the liver” they are treating it as an upper GI cancer. My question is does anyone with liver cancer have a awful taste in there mouth. I know that some of the treatments cause this, but this started before any treatments. At first she described it like heart burn, but its not. Anyone else have this?

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by lbourdon on Thu Sep 02, 2010 04:14 AM

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Yeah, my mom was diagnosed with the same thing. She has cancer in her liver with unknown primary but they are calling it adenocarcinoma. She had told me that she got a mettalic taste in her mouth. Is that the same taste as your mom's?

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by rddhawan on Thu Sep 02, 2010 04:35 AM

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She doen't have any taste of anything in her mouth. She feels everything tastes bad and mouth is all sore.

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by evets on Tue Sep 07, 2010 08:03 AM

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Yes, when it first hit me, (liver cancer) I would wake up with a burning breath every time I breathed out. I suspect it was excessive ammonia in my blood. After going to the VA Medical center to find out what was going on...... they put me on Lactalos, which helps detoxify the liver and get rid of ammonia. I lost 40 lbs. in about a month and a half and with the bad taste in my mouth and  burning breath, I knew something was wrong. Even with the med I still get the bad taste.

I've got primary heptocarcinoma, 1" in size. I need a survey on what's the best treatment to get it removed. I've got real low platelets so cutting it out is out of the question!

Does anyone know of anything I can take to increase my platelet level?

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