Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of secondary cancer in the liver being initially diagnosed as cirrhosis?
Please bear with me for a long rambling post which may appear to be off-topic.
In May 2019 I was diagnosed with “probable cirrhosis as a result of NAFLD” – diagnosis was made on the evidence of blood tests and ultrasound scans – I’ve never had a biopsy or fibroscan.
In August 2019 suspicious lesions were found in both lungs, in November 2019 I had part of right lung containing 2 tumours removed – they were found to be malignant adenocarcinomas. Had follow-up 4 cycles of chemotherapy.
In January 2021 I was taken into local A&E with severe lower right abdominal pain, CT scan showed appendix okay but suspected severe diverticulitis.
In March 2021 I was astounded to see a new entry on my medical records on my GP’s online system – it was a note of a meeting of the lung cancer multi-disciplinary team at the hospital, they had reviewed the January CT scan and commented “Grossly abnormal liver likely to be metastatic infiltration although regenerating nodules is a differential (although less likely). Plan - MRI scan to be done now”.
I had an MRI scan last week and am now (very) anxiously awaiting the results.