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My mother has cancer 4th stage, she has colon tumor cancer spread liver and whole belly, if any alternative medicine please suggest me?

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 92% (552 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
The prognosis of fourth stage colon cancer depends upon the type of cancer and the amount of spread. If few metastasis to liver or lung, then they can be resected after giving chemotherapy. If the metastasis are unresectable, then Chemotherapy with or without targeted therapy may be given. If peritoneal disease is present then some people recommend cytoreduction with intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which may prolong her life, but it has multiple side effects and cost is also high. I would be able to opine better if you could share the reports. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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My mother is suffering from stage 4 liver cancer. She was diagnosed with it in March 2018. Her appetite is reducing and she is becoming very weak day by day. I am very worried. Please suggest some best solution to this AS soon as possible.

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 92% (552 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Stage 4 liver cancer is usually poor prognosis. I would be able to opine better if you could send her reports like ct scan or pet Scan and Biopsy. The treatment would also depend on whether there is associated cirrhosis of liver and General condition of the patient. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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My mother 50 years old she has liver cancer which is spread whole belly if any surgery to cure this? Is any chance to cure or stable?

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 92% (552 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Liver cancer with ascites due to peritoneal metastasis is usually considered inoperable. Only palliative therapy with targeted therapy like sorafenib may be considered. (works in HCC, not cholangioca) Feel free to share the reports and to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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Begin Liver Tumors - Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help Controlling it!

Dr. Srinivasa Debata 91% (189 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bargarh
Begin Liver Tumors - Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help Controlling it!

Liver tumors are abnormal growth of tissues or cells on or inside the liver. Benign (harmless) liver tumors are those that are non-cancerous in nature and do not spread to other organs of the body. The three most common types of benign liver tumors are hemangiomas, hepatocellular adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasias. Hemangiomas are the most common of all benign liver tumors and they are masses of abnormal blood vessels. The focal nodular hyperplasias are less common and are generally found in women in their 20s and 30s.

The hepatocellular adenomas are the least common and affects women who are of childbearing age. Some of the signs and symptoms of benign liver tumor include weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and swelling of the stomach. These tumors are not cancerous and may not cause pain in a majority of the cases. Therefore, its detection is normally not easy and it can be diagnosed only through ultrasound, CT test, or MRI scan. When the tumor becomes cancerous, surgery is the only option but before that, it can be cured with medicines. Allopathic medicines are harsh in nature but Ayurveda remedies are gentle and assure permanent relief.

Here are some Ayurvedic remedies that are beneficial for benign liver tumors.

  1. Haldi (Turmeric): Haldi has strong liver protection properties and it also helps with the regeneration of liver cells. It has anti-liver cancer agents called curcumin that fights against tumors and keeps them from turning cancerous.
  2. Green Tea: Hailed as the storehouse of antioxidants, green tea carries polyphenol compounds such as ellagic acid and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which have tumor-fighting properties. They reduce the size of benign tumors and also keep the formation of new tumors in check. It kills the cells responsible for causing cancer.
  3. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum): Milk thistle contains a flavonoid called silymarin that safeguards the liver from toxins. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that boost immunity and reduce swelling of the liver. It fights DNA damage and also reverses the growth of benign tumors. Even the tumors that have turned cancerous can be treated with milk thistle.
  4. Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana): It is very effective in reducing the risk of cancer. Possessing antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal properties, it fights against a variety of infections and also strengthens the immune system. It carries a compound called xanthones that has cancer-killing properties. It leads to an action called apoptosis that causes the death of benign as well as cancerous cells.
  5. Giloy: Carrying strong anti-cancer properties, giloy causes antioxidant activity in the body that reverses the damage done by the abnormal growth of cells. It possesses chemical compounds that also prevent cancer.
  6. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): A strong anti-cancer herb, ashwagandha slows down the formation of the abnormally growing tumor cells. It also kills the cancer cells and if someone has had a chemotherapy for cancer, then it protects the normal cells from the damage done by chemotherapy. It also prevents the formation of treatment-resistant cells in the body, thereby, making chemotherapy a success.

Benign liver tumors can be treated if they are detected on time and therefore if the diagnosis confirms tumor, one should take the recourse to remedy. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My mother has liver cancer which spread full belly, is any chance to cure? What can I do pls suggest me?

Dr. Rajeshwar Singh 89% (11 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Oncology
Oncologist, Mohali
Dear lybrate-user sorry to hear about your mother's illness is she having cancer of liver or of any other organ which has spread to liver as lines of treatments are different. If the disease is of liver and has spread to whole of abdomen then in that case cure is not feasible but she can be given treatment which can give her time in terms of years depending on diagnosis please do not loose heart consult your cancer specialist.
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Am 28 year old, I think am enter previous stage of liver cancer. So whats food can I use to preventing liver from liver cancer?

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar 92% (552 ratings)
MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
The risk factors for liver cancer are cirrhosis of liver, hepatitis B, aflatoxins etc. There is no previous stage of liver cancer. Please clarify what you mean by that. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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Respected doctor I wanna know regarding liver cancer. Can CBC test shows liver cancer. Secondly I test my CBC the result show RBC higher than normal?

Mch
Oncologist, Hyderabad
No cbc will not diagnose liver cancer. Have to check counts and peripheral smear to look for abnormal RBC in blood.
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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Bile Duct Cancer?

Dr. Pitamber Sadhwani 80% (31 ratings)
MBBS, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Bile Duct Cancer?

Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile duct cancer), like any other cancer, leaves a person physically, mentally and emotionally drained. It has been mostly found to affect people above 60 years of age. The signs and symptoms associated are so common that very few people consult a physician. A delayed diagnosis implies delayed treatment. This goes on to aggravate and complicate the situation further. One needs to be a little alert. Any symptoms, no matter how common, should not be taken lightly. Look for the early signs and symptoms and bile duct cancer can be fully cured.

Signs and symptoms associated with Cholangiocarcinoma:
Bile duct cancer can be Extrahepatic (occurs in the duct outside the liver) or Intrahepatic (cancer develops within the smaller ducts inside the liver). It must be noted that Intrahepatic Bile duct cancer and Liver cancer are different.

  • Bile duct cancer results in blocking the bile duct. This blockage severely effects the secretion of bilirubin and bile from the liver. Thus, the secretions (bile and bilirubin) which are supposed to flow into the intestine move back into the bloodstream. An elevated level of bilirubin in the blood gives rise to a condition, known as Jaundice (a condition resulting in yellowing of the eyes and the skin). The problem lies in the fact that many other factors can equally contribute to Jaundice. Consulting a physician at the earliest is the best resort.
  • A sudden or drastic weight loss and loss of appetite is an alarming sign of Cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Excessive itching can be an indication of something as big as bile duct cancer. Itching can be an outcome of the increased bilirubin (blood) reaching the skin.
  • At an advanced stage of Cholangiocarcinoma, a patient may experience severe abdominal pain.
  • At times, the tumour in the bile duct might exert immense pressure on the nearby organs. This can give rise to an enlarged abdominal mass. Bloated feeling is also very common amongst the patients.
  • An unusual change in the colour of the stool and urine should not be neglected. The elevated bilirubin level from the intestine is usually eliminated out of the system through the urine.  Thus the stool appears lighter and the urine a shade darker.
  • A cholangiocarcinoma patient can, at times feel nauseated. Fever is also a common but an extremely important indication.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My father is diagnosed with stage 4 advanced liver cancer with primary site Pancreas (cholangiocarcinoma). Have given 4 cycles of going, and then 4 cycles of Nanopacli. After these cycles, reports and scan was done. No changes. And hence we decided to stop chemotherapy. Now, after 2 months, back pain has increased and becomes intolerable at night. What shall we do and should we continue chemotherapy? Please advice.

Oncologist,
Hello lybrate-user. I think there is some metastatic involvement of vertebrae. If this is the case chemotherapy and pain killers will not work. You should have your father's spinal CT/MRI scan done and plan for localised palliative radiotherapy to spine, as your oncologist advise.
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