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Hypodense lesion on liver

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Lynn_65
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Hi everyone, have a question, has anyone ever had a hypodense lesion found on their liver?  I had my annual scan Tuesday and the doctor said it all looked like a perfectly normal CT scan except for a 1.4 cm lesion(approximately the size of a sweet pea)on my liver.  The radiologist suggested a liver mri to confirm benignity, so we are scheduling one.  I am so scared and concerned.  (had a successful partial nephrectomy last Feb and was told it was stage 1, read my bio for more info)

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donna_lee
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Those incidental problems can sometimes lead to different dignoses...as mine did 15 years ago.  I have regular CT's, then for a while a Chest X-ray with US of abdomen and pelvis.  We have been back to an US every year after some of those "incidental" items needed to be checked.  I have been found to have cysts in my liver and pancreas that seem to be just cysts.  My major problem at this time, at age 78 with 1 kidney, is keeping that kidney healthy.  I'm now seeing a nephrologist and my eGFR bounces from 28-34.  30 is the break point between Stage 4 and Stage 3.  Right now, it's just keep hydrated, especially while working in hot and humid weather.

They probably won't order a biopsy on the spot on your liver, but just monitor it.  Meanwhile, stay calm and let the Dr. do the worrying.  

Air hugs...

donna_lee

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Lynn_65
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Thank you so much for the response! Trying not to worry but of course waiting is hard.  Will update when I actually have my appointment with my oncologist.

hugs and prayers,

lynn

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Mmoses25
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It could very well be a small cyst like donna said let the doctor worry

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Lynn_65
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Thank you! Glad to have the support here....you are making me feel better.
My follow up with my oncologist is Tuesday afternoon, so I hope to know a little more of what he thinks then. So far I've only spoken with his nurse.

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Max57
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Not to worry you are stage 1 nothing going to happen relax and enjoy the sun 😎

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Allochka
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Hello,

 

my husband has cysts on liver. I was concerned as well when they were first mentioned, but they are just benign harmless cysts.

 

With Stage 1 it is HIIIGHLY unlikely to get mets :-) PLease keep us posted!

Alla

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Lynn_65
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Thank you all for the encouraging words! Will let you know what the doctor says. 

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Lynn_65
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Hi, all,

Met with my doctor who says the lesion is highly unlikely to be malignant, being stage 1 and with bloodwork and liver panel being good.I am having the liver MRI next week and then will repeat the CT scan in 6 months to be cautious. 

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Lynn_65
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MRI was done this afternoon now the wait begins. Trying not to worry and to think positive. God is in control and I am His child, He's got this and will see me through as He did last year with my RCC. 
Will post results when I hear! Thank you for your continued support...you and this forum are a blessing! 

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Lynn_65
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Received MRI results and long story short is "no suspicious liver lesions identified." Praise be to God! 🙌

Thank you all again for your support here! 

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lobbyist0724
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Bravo!! So glad yo hear the good news!

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tgpath1
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Great news!  So happy for you!!

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Allochka
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SOOOO happy for you! :-)

Word "hypodense" is usually used for simple cysts, which are not suspicious at all :-)

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Lynn_65
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Thank you, I couldn't find much info on "hypodense" 😊 and of course I was hoping for a clear NED scan

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eug91
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Great news!

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Lynn_65
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Thank you, I am so relieved. We will continue monitoring the area and I will still have a ct scan in 6 months instead of a year. So thankful for a cautious doctor.

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daisybud
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That's good news!

Deanie0916
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Praise indeed!💕

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Mmoses25
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Great news I'm so happy for you

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