my mother's oncologist just discovered two spots on her liver that we assume is metastatic cancer that has spread to her liver. (she'll have the biopsies this week).
she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer almost 3 years ago. this is her first recurrance. everything i'm finding online is rather discouraging. does anyone know what kind of prognosis this has these days? and what about treatment? thank you.
Metastatic liver cancer, often is the first site of metastatic spread(all of the body's blood passes through the liver)Thus, prognosis for secondary liver cancer, doesn't always mean the cancer cells have spread to other organs of the body. Due to this, making early discovery is very important. Usually, there are no symptoms for longer period.
Is your mum feeling fatigue? Has she lost weight? Does she feel full even after a small meal? Is she experiencing abdominal pain or discomfort? Does she have fever?
Metastatic liver cancer prognosis depends upon the disease's origin(severity of the disease in its point of origin) and upon the extent of metastasis(the size and location of cancer in liver, whether the cancer has invaded the regional lymph nodes and other organs)
Your mum has two spots on the liver and multiple tumors smaller than 5 cm in diameter are classified as stage 2 cancer.
Treatment for metastatic liver cancer can be performed by using traditional methods( chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery); innovative therapy(chemoembolization) and alternative therapies.