Follow-Up CT / Fatty Liver

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Follow-Up CT / Fatty Liver

Postby galee » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am

Hi! I had a follow-up CT on Monday the 10th. Yesterday, I picked up the report to take with me to Atlanta next week when I see my colorectal surgeon. Therefore, I have not discussed the results with my oncologist. I see her on the 25th. Regretfully, I am working myself into a little bit of a tizzy... In August and September I had two reports that stated liver was unremarkable.

This report states: Diffuse hepatic steatosis, which diminishes the sensitivity for the detection of hypovascular liver metastasis.

How does one go from an unremarkable liver to a fatty liver in five months? Is this unusual?

On a bowel note, non dilated loops of large and small bowel noted to abut the anterior abdominal wall, compatible with adhesions, without evidence of bowel obstruction. I have been feeling some discomfort in left low abdomen just below drain incision. It’s intermittent but can be felt when applying pressure. This pain and mucus in my stool is what prompted my upcoming appointment.

Any experience or advice would be appreciated. I have allowed myself an extra cup of coffee and a few hours to process (or as my husband would say obsess over) my fatty liver.

With gratitude,
Lee
47 year old, Female
8/15/2019 Colonoscopy due to blood in bowels
8/20/2019 Pathology 3cm Adenocarcinoma
Recto-Sigmoid junction, 12 cm from anal verge
G2
MSS
BRAF, KRAS, NRAS Not Detected
CEA 1.8
9/23/2019 sigmoid & rectum colectomy plus left salpingo-oophorectomy, small intestine resection & appendectomy
9/30/2019 Pathology: T2N0M0, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (2.8cm), margins uninvolved

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Re: Follow-Up CT / Fatty Liver

Postby Gravelyguy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:46 am

Hi Lee,

Have you been on adjuvant chemo? If so, that would probably be the reason for the liver change. Chemo can mess with your liver. It did mine.

Dave
6/17 dx mRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 liver Mets 1.3 cm and .9 cm

6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection LAR with coloanal anastomosis (no rectum left)
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 still NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
10/18/18 colonoscopy clear
12/12/18 clear scans, CEA .9 still NED!
6/11/19 clear scans CEA 1.0
12/19/19 clear scans CEA 1.0 still NED!

galee
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Re: Follow-Up CT / Fatty Liver

Postby galee » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:26 pm

Dave,

Thank you for responding. Thankfully I have not had to have chemo following the location and pathology of My tumor. This scan feedback is just further affirmation of the importance of a clean diet, minimal or no red wine and lots of exercise. It has been difficult navigating a balance with the symptoms of wicked LARS.

Lee
47 year old, Female
8/15/2019 Colonoscopy due to blood in bowels
8/20/2019 Pathology 3cm Adenocarcinoma
Recto-Sigmoid junction, 12 cm from anal verge
G2
MSS
BRAF, KRAS, NRAS Not Detected
CEA 1.8
9/23/2019 sigmoid & rectum colectomy plus left salpingo-oophorectomy, small intestine resection & appendectomy
9/30/2019 Pathology: T2N0M0, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (2.8cm), margins uninvolved


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