Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Can the tumor in liver be cancerous as the tumor has developed in 6 months time ?

My father is 78 year old ,diabetic .During the utra sound scanning it has been noted a tumour of size 5cm X 3cm in the lever slightly pushing the nerves .But the alphaprotein test has found negetive,The doctor is asking to carry out a biopsy of lever.As one of the kidney is smaller in size Ct scan is less sugetive.this tumour has developed may be witin 6 monts as earlier scanning reports befor 6 months,no indication regarding this tumour.Is it necessary to carry out a biopsy ,may be this will lead in to bleeding .Is this tumour can be canceruos.Awating reply
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  42
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Oncologist 's  Response
It is necessary surely to carry out a biopsy. This tumor can be a hepatic cancer, but can be also a metastasis from other type of cancer. The biopsy can lead in to bleeding, but this is not a reason not to perform this investigation. I did not understand what you meant by "as one of the kidney is smaller in size Ct scan is less suggestive".
Answered: Mon, 12 Mar 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor