|To your good health: Trust ultrasound diagnosis of simple cyst|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: In order to detect the existence of a hernia, I had a CAT scan. It revealed something mysterious on my liver. The doctor then ordered an ultrasound, and pronounced a simple cyst, not cancer. Others tell me that an ultrasound cannot be conclusive; only a biopsy can do that. Thus, what I have on my liver either may indeed be cancer or become cancer. I know that at age 84 I cannot or should not undergo the very aggressive treatment for liver cancer, so could it be that my doctor is not saying more, knowing that if it is cancer, nothing can be done anyway? — D.B.
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