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Stage 4 Liver Re-Resection Question

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Joined: Feb 2008

Hello. Is there anyone out there that has had a liver resection? Has anyone had to go back and have a re-resection after the first resection? I apologize for all of the silly verbiage I know that this probably sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book:)

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Posts: 430
Joined: May 2007

I had a liver resection (11/05) and the tumors came back a year later. I underwent 2 chemoembolizations and a liver RFA in 12/06. So far so good. Unfortunately, the beast showed up in my lung.... From what I have read, a second resection has proven to be very good.


Monicaemilia's picture
Posts: 455
Joined: Nov 2006

I agree with Debbie. I have had one resection, but have heard of multiple resections. Monica

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Joined: Jan 2007

Hubby has had one resection , but the surgeon did mention that a second one (depending on the site of reoccurrance if it does happen can also be very successful.)

jenalynet's picture
Posts: 363
Joined: Nov 2005

I had liver resection May 2006 from which I had a good and quick recovery. My scans have not shown any cancer since then. Audrey

jenhopesprays's picture
Posts: 129
Joined: Sep 2007

I had a re-section in December with good results. My surgeon said it was quite common to have a re re-section. I think he wanted to prepare me in case I need another re-section. He said they have good results. Try to get a wedge re-section if possible. Perservere! Jen

jams67's picture
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Joined: May 2006

I asked my oncologist that question and she said no, so it may depend on where the beast resides and how much of your liver they removed the first time.

impactzone's picture
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Joined: Aug 2006

I had a liver resection done 2/07 at Stanford. They took out about 1/5th with 1 tumor 3cm. It has not recurred. I do get scans every 3 months and the liver has grown back. I did also have a lung resection in 11/08 for 2 spots. Dr So at Stanford (liver surgeon) would do another or do RFA if recurrance occured and he was able to get at it. It was harder to come back from the liver resection than the lung but both have given me a good life so far.

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