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How are liver lesions diagnosed?

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If your doctor thinks you might have a liver lesion, you'll probably get one or more of these tests:

Blood tests.

Imaging tests such as an MRI, CT, or PET scan.

Biopsy. To rule out cancer, your doctor may want to take a little bit of the suspicious area to test.

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 13, 2019

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