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I am a 26 year old female with a strong family history of cancer for the females. I recently went to a G.I. doctor for unrelated issues and a spot was found on my liver during a CT. He stated that it's not a fatty deposit and the technician couldn't identify what the spot was.I will be having an MRI for further identification of what the spot might be. Does anyone know what this could possibly be? I've been trying not to think about it, but my family is making me extremely nervous about the cancer subject, and I just want peace of mind until the MRI.
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replied November 23rd, 2009
Unfortunately, there are multiple causes of liver nodules (most of them benign, but some malignant). The MRI scan will help your doctors to decide if this is a benign lesion, or if it is suspicious enough to require biopsy.



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