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Advice please! Difference between hepatic adenoma and cancer

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  • Posted By: Taurus
  • September 7, 2008
  • 03:23 PM

I am totally freaking out!

Had biliary colic a couple of weeks ago so had to go for an ultrasound scan on my gallbladder to check for more gallstones. The radiologist told me I would have to have a follow up MRI scan to investigate further. I am still waiting for the MRI appointment to come through but I have now got a letter through from the consultant surgeon to say they could see a "1.5 inch area of the liver suggestive of a benign haemangioma or adenoma". Have read up all about this on various websites but can't figure out how they know it is that rather than cancer. Do they look different on scans? Would I have other symptoms if it were cancer? I have had some nausea and occasional pain in my upper right abdominal area.
The thing is, whatever is wrong I will be brave and deal with it but I cannot begin to cope when I don't know and my brain is fizzing with all the possiblities. :(

Any advice would be welcomed and appreciated.

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  • Have received diagnosis today following MRI scan. Two small lesions indicating focal nodular hyperplasia. No surgery required, just have to have a follow up scan in 6 months. What a relief! Shame nobody replied to my post.
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    • September 12, 2008
    • 05:03 PM
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