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Old 06-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy My Oncologist found an 8mm spot in my liver

How big is 8mm? He also told me he found a 4mm spot in my lungs, which he said he's not going to worry about because it's so small. I cried when he gave me these news during my visit today. It was unexpected. I thought he would send me home with a good ct scan result, like he usually does when I visit him for my routine check ups. How bad am I?

What's to follow is a liver biopsy within 10 days (pending approval from Medi-Cal) and then removal if it's cancer. I mean from then on, how bad is it going to be? Really scared!

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: My Oncologist found an 8mm spot in my liver

Putting this into perspective a little bit: 8mm converts into .315 of an inch. That is still really small.

I would say if there is only one spot, and it sounds as though they've have caught it fairly early, the prognosis is probably good at this point.

 
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Re: My Oncologist found an 8mm spot in my liver

First off, there are many benign things that can show up as spots in lungs and liver. I would only be concerned if you have a history of known cancer, such as breast, that can metastasize to those areas. Both are very small, and could be removed if necessary, but if benign are usually just left and monitored. Even if you have a history of cancer, they still could be benign, so as a friend of mine always says, try not to shovel before it snows.

 
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