Hoping someone can help. My mum has been having investigations into liver function since the summer- various tests and scans. She is alcohol dependent and hasn't been very communicative about the results of the tests, except to say that she has a fatty liver with scarring (word 'cirrhosis' not used). She won't allow me to go with her to the hospital.
It came out this week that she had been called in for the results of her latest scan as a matter of urgency (she had an appointment due end feb). All I managed to glean from her was that she has 2 lumps on her liver about 2cm each and they are going to 'heat blast' them (I'm presuming that is the radiofrequency ablation?) whilst performing a biopsy, date to be arranged. She says she'll be in overnight.
My question for anyone who can help through knowledge and experiences, is is it likely that these lumps are cancerous? From what I gather the heat blast RFA is a treatment for cancer. So are they presuming they are cancerous or just being cautious? Or what else can they be? It seems that there aren't many possibilities for lumps in the liver.
Any help gratefully appreciated. My mum isn't telling me a lot but I know that's because she isn't asking questions herself- she has always been very head in the sand about most things. She also has COPD and is very unhealthy generally and I'm just very very worried. I know that until there are biopsy results (I'm going to beg to go along with her) we can't know much... ahh. Someone save me from Dr Google!!