Abdominal Imaging. Thirty patients with metastatic breast carcinoma to the liver underwent systemic chemotherapy. Twentyfour of these patients also received hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, three in conjunction with hepatic artery embolization. The morphologic changes of the liver believed to be due to chemotoxic effect of treatment occurred in 27 patients, and were evaluated by serial computed tomography CT examinations.
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and More
The liver is the third most common site for metastases. The symptoms are common— weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, and pain or discomfort under your right rib cage. The major treatment for extensive liver disease is chemotherapy, especially if your liver function blood tests are elevated. Hormone therapy can work well on hormone-sensitive and slower-growing liver metastases, and the decision to use it usually depends on the extent of damage present in the liver.
Breast liver metastases are uncommon and have not been well reported. We studied the clinical outcome of 47 patients who developed liver metastases out of breast cancer patients treated between and , an incidence of 5. The median disease free interval prior to clinical liver metastases was The diagnosis was confirmed on ultrasound scan in Thirty-one patients
Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of liver cancer affecting just a few individuals per million. However, it is the leading cause of liver cancer in infants and young children, with most patients diagnosed before their third birthday. While advances in surgery and chemotherapy have meant that the prognosis for hepatoblastoma patients is generally quite good, aggressive forms of the disease leave some young patients with few treatment options and poor long-term survival rates. In a study published at JST on Aug.