Has anyone had surgery on there liver more then once to remove a tumor

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    lulu07
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    Hi Marco
    I to had 2 liver resections my first was in January 2010 where my right lobe was removed….MY second was in August of 2012 where 2 lesions were removed…I did not have radiation so I can’t speak for second surgeries after radiation..My surgeon is Dr Myron Schwartz at Mt. Sinai in NYC…He is my hero and an excellent surgeon! Best of luck to you!
    Nancy

    #77228
    lisacraine
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    Marco,
    I have had two liver resections, the first one in 2010 removing 75% of my liver and then again in 2011 removing 35%. I have lobes 7 & 8 left. My surgeon is Dr. John Fung at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is excellent.
    Lisa

    #77227
    marions
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    Barb….thank you, thank you, for chiming in. I am overjoyed to see your posting. Congratulations on your 10 year out with this cancer. Thinking of you often.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #77226
    barb
    Member

    marco i have NOT posted to this site in a very long time and just ‘happened’ to ‘look’ and saw your question. i have intrahepatic BDC and i have had FOUR liver resections. the first in feb 2003, 2nd in feb 2004, 3rd in aug 2006, and fourth in june 2012. during the 2012 surgery the surgeon, dr. singh, discovered SIX tumors via intra-abdominal ultrasound. he debated about closing me up without proceeding due to so many tumors and would need to remove a lot of my liver. thank goodness he decided to operate. four of the tumors were malignant. by the time of the 4th liver resection, my liver had grown so large that dr. selby excised the tumor via my left side of my abdomen.

    i’ve had years of chemo and issues as a result of treatment. BUT i fought so hard as a child to survive horrendous treatment (and many other things since) that i do everything i can to live as long as i can. as you have learned on this site, it is critical to get several opinions. it can make a huge difference with the doctors who treat you.

    wishing you hope, guidance, and the best treatment that should be done for your dad’s situation.

    hoping for more time,
    barb

    #77225
    marco1
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    Hello thanks for your thoughts i appreciate the feedback. My dad did do the radiation treatment in which we will find out the results. I was hoping they could go in and remove the spot in his liver, the surgeon said they dont operate twice on the liver because it has already been cut in half and its not as strong when it grows back, also because the cancer spread from the original spot. So i felt that maybe because he is 75 that they right you off, especially because the surgery is paid by the goverment. I will see about talking to other surgeons to get different feedback. thanks marco

    #77224
    marions
    Moderator

    Marco…secondary surgeries take much in consideration mainly the loss of liver volume due to the prior resection. Additionally all other criteria has to be evaluated such location of tumor, etc. Is it possible to make an appointment with an interventional radiologist and a radiation oncologist?
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #77223
    hercules
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    Marco, I knew a woman who I was a support person for had a liver resection, and upon her first scan, 90 days past surgery found another tumor, which her surgeon said he would go back in and remove. she was early fifties and it was hard on her to have healing tissue recut and resewn , the poor woman had a lot of pain and another tumor came a few months later, she chose hospice after trying chemo and being totally exhausted. This is a tough road and most surgeons only try this once. I hope you find a way, Pat

    #77222
    marions
    Moderator

    marco….although rarely, we have heard of secondary liver operations. Is it possible for you to consult with another liver surgeon in Canada?
    Hugs
    Marion

    #9133
    marco1
    Member

    Hi everyone just wondering if it is possible to operate on the live twice. My father had bile duct cancer. they removed half of his liver, bile duct, gallbladder. One year later the cancer spread to the top of his liver. He has one tumor on the top of the liver(1.5cm). the surgeon says they dont operate twice on the liver. Now we live in canada so i dont know if its the cost that they dont operate(covered by goverment). Has anyone operated twice(liver) or is there anyone dealing with a surgeon that could answer that question. I thought about finding a surgeon that would remove the tumor that would mean they would be operating again on his liver safe or not safe. Thanks so much for listening

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