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Secondary bone cancer after liver cancer


i dont really know where to start, am new here. so, i have a transplatation of the liverbehind me, that was in 2008, i had a liver cancer. after a while i was ok, but then last year was found with secondary bone cancer, the first time they did radiation and evrything was fine, now since last week, they did a CT, they found three other locations, they say that they will still do radiation, but then the worst of all is that my professor prescribed me sutent, that is a chemotherapy tablet. am scared of all the side effects of sutent, and again my biggest question is, can this tumor cells go to the organs, ok they say that those tumor cells that are in the bone, they are from the old liver, somebody please talk to me.

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replied April 1st, 2010
Since I do not have access either to you or to your medical records, I really cannot offer you a specific diagnosis or medical advice, unfortunately. You did not indicate what type of liver cancer you were diagnosed with, but hepatocellular cancer can spread to the bones (so can other tpyes of cancer, as well).

More than likely, these bone tumors are the result of your previous liver cancer. However, as I mentioned, I am simply not able to confirm that this is the case based upon the information that you have provided.

I hope that your bone tumors will respond to Sutent.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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