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Worried about a liver spot seen on CT scan

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    tri_girl
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    I had a CT scan after almost 3 years of clean scans and there is a spot on my liver.  I had a PET scan done last week  and waiting for the results…and very worried.  Any one had liver surgery?

    I had a CT scan after almost 3 years of clean scans and there is a spot on my liver.  I had a PET scan done last week  and waiting for the results…and very worried.  Any one had liver surgery?

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      Rocklove
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      King has had liver surgery. Sorry you are having to worry. It's certainly not a good feeling.

      Rocky (Stage IV Liver Mets)

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      Rocklove
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      King has had liver surgery. Sorry you are having to worry. It's certainly not a good feeling.

      Rocky (Stage IV Liver Mets)

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      2atlascedars
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      In the spirit of remaining positive…my mother recently had multiple spots on her liver in a CT scan (during 6-month follow-up for colon cancer). They had her do an MRI afterwards, and it was determined to be just a fatty liver. I have also heard some on this site with similar false readings due to fatty liver.

      Stay positive, it could still be nothing!

      Mark (Stage 2A) from California

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      2atlascedars
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      In the spirit of remaining positive…my mother recently had multiple spots on her liver in a CT scan (during 6-month follow-up for colon cancer). They had her do an MRI afterwards, and it was determined to be just a fatty liver. I have also heard some on this site with similar false readings due to fatty liver.

      Stay positive, it could still be nothing!

      Mark (Stage 2A) from California

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      Carrie
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      My mom (who is stage IIIB) had a spot show up on her liver a couple of years ago after a year of clean scans.  Her oncologist was originally going to do a needle biopsy, but the lesion was in a bad spot, so they opted for surgery instead.  The lesion ended up being benign!  I think it was a hemangioma, if I'm not mistaken.  Good luck and keep us posted.

      Carrie

      Mom stage IIIB (4 melanoma primaries, intransit mets)

      Sister stage IA (2 melanoma primaries)

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      Carrie
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      My mom (who is stage IIIB) had a spot show up on her liver a couple of years ago after a year of clean scans.  Her oncologist was originally going to do a needle biopsy, but the lesion was in a bad spot, so they opted for surgery instead.  The lesion ended up being benign!  I think it was a hemangioma, if I'm not mistaken.  Good luck and keep us posted.

      Carrie

      Mom stage IIIB (4 melanoma primaries, intransit mets)

      Sister stage IA (2 melanoma primaries)

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      Frannie55
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      I had 4 small mets in my liver. They were removed by burning them out with Radio Frequency Ablation. I was not a candidate for surgery because they were in 4 different areas of my liver. This was done in March and my last scan in October showed that the mets are gone and I am NED. I hope you will be able to have yours removed in this manner. I just needed about three weeks of recovery time and I was back to work.

      Good luck to you.

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      Frannie55
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      I had 4 small mets in my liver. They were removed by burning them out with Radio Frequency Ablation. I was not a candidate for surgery because they were in 4 different areas of my liver. This was done in March and my last scan in October showed that the mets are gone and I am NED. I hope you will be able to have yours removed in this manner. I just needed about three weeks of recovery time and I was back to work.

      Good luck to you.

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