Suspicious spots on liver

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Registered: 01-22-2012
Suspicious spots on liver
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 8:29pm

Hi everyone,

My dad had a cancerous mass removed from his colon almost 3 years ago.  It had not spread and there was no need for any treatment other than the surgery.  I think it was stage 2.  For the next couple of years, all blood tests and cat scans were clear.  This year, his cat scan showed "shadows" on his liver and a follow-up pet scan showed "suspicious spots on liver".  He is supposed to see an oncologist.  He has absolutely no symptoms and is in fact in very good health overall.  He is 70 years old but in better shape and more active than most men half his age.  I am SO SCARED he has cancer.  Has anyone else been through anything like this?  Could the spots just mean nothing?  I am sick with worry!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 11:40am

Hi and welcome to the board. I'm so sorry to hear your father is dealing with this. I'm no expert on liver problems so I can't really be sure if it is possible to be "nothing" or not. I would like to know if it is possible. Please let us know how his tests turn out.