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Karen Michael (@immmm)

Lesions, Cystic liver mets, vs Tumors

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) | Last Active: Mar 2, 2023 | Replies (16)

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Thank you for your prompt response. Yes, she has NETS with liver metastasis. This is a repeat MRI at one 1yr. It said "the bilobal mets appear similar, but some lesions such as the cystic lesion appears larger"--I hope she will follow up-- I questioned it when she let me read it and couldn't really find anything to clarify.

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Cyst in the liver are pretty common. I have several. They are only a problem if they become too large or are starting to block a duct. Lesion is just a word to mean any spot that shows up on the scan. Lesions can be cancer, cysts or a benign tumor of some kind. A tumor is just a growth that is not normally there. Tumors are not always cancer and some don't cause any problems. I have a stage 1 PNET. I also have some lesions in my liver that are too small to be identified as either cancer or cysts. Guess it's wait for growth to see if they are cysts or I'm stage 4. Good luck to your friend. I'm sure the doctor will explain it all when they talk next.