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Discussion BoardDee H was posted 08/31/2002 01:02 pm by mrs
My dad's cancer did go to the liver twice. He had a liver resection where is
was cut out. The liver regenerates and grows back to normal size in six to
eight weeks. It did come back and he had percutaneous radio frequency
ablation done to it which did cause an infection a week later. The ablation
burned the cancer tumor and it should be gone for now. That tumor was about
3 by 4cm in size. The radiologist burned a 4+ by 7 cm section to cover all
the margins and said he felt he got it all.
He did not have anything on his lungs. The lungs are close to the liver and
it is where it does spread. We've haven't dealth with anything with the
lungs and I don't really know what they can do if anything for that area.
With the liver abscess my dad has, the doctors were very concerned about the
infection spreading to the lungs and did have chest x-rays taken to be sure
they were fine. Mary
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