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Q. He has a malignant tumor the size of a small grapefruit on the left side of liver what homopathyic steps can I take to help him or surgery an option

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. I'm assuming the tumor was diagnosed on ultrasound, and a needle aspirate was taken to diagnose the type of tumor? If that hasn't been done it should be - lots of tumors, especially the big ones, aren't malignant, and may not cause any big problems if left alone. So let's start there - get a needle biopsy done if possible.

If you definitely have a diagnosis of "cancer", and the tumor is confined to one area or "lobe" of the liver, it may absolutely be surgically resectable, which may provide a complete cure. I would discuss this option with a very capable surgeon, perhaps one who is board certified if available, and proceed if he/she thinks the whole tumor can be removed.

Unfortunately I can't think of any natural or homeopathic treatments that could be helpful. I think first you have to know the tumor is dangerous and then consider removing it, if possible.


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