Secondary liver cancer diagnosis
Secondary liver cancer may be diagnosed at the same time as the primary cancer or up to several years after the primary cancer has been treated. It may also be diagnosed before the primary cancer. Secondary liver cancer is found using several tests, including blood tests and imaging scans.
Many people feel understandably shocked and upset when told they have secondary cancer in the liver. If you need support, call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
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Calling 13 11 20 after I was diagnosed helped me to take in the new information. Eventually, I joined a support group, which was also a great help.Luisa
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Prof Desmond Yip, Clinical Director, Department of Medical Oncology, The Canberra Hospital, ACT; A/Prof Siddhartha Baxi, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, GenesisCare, Gold Coast, QLD; Prof Katherine Clark, Clinical Director of Palliative Care, NSLHD Supportive and Palliative Care Network, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW; Anne Dowling, Hepatoma Clinical Nurse Consultant and Liver Transplant Coordinator, Austin Health, VIC; A/Prof Koroush Haghighi, Liver, Pancreas and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s Hospitals, NSW; Karen Hall, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council SA; Dr Brett Knowles, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and General Surgeon, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital, VIC; Lina Sharma, Consumer; A/Prof Simone Strasser, Hepatologist, AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney, NSW; David Thomas, Consumer.
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