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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Excellent: There are a variety of types of liver cancer, including many for which we are now commonly getting cures or long-term remissions. I'm not your doctor ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Tay
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Sometimes cancer that starts in the liver can be cured with surgical resection, although not all patients would be eligible for curative surgical rese ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and No: It depends on the stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. Most liver cancers are diagnosed late and hence are incurable. But 10-15% of the patients ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
liver fails ; other: Hepatic encephalopathy this is graded from 0 to 4: grade 0 (subclinical) - normal mental status, but minimal changes in memory, concentration, intel ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood form ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can be: Many factors can increase one's risk for primary liver cancer including: chronic infection with hepatitis b or c virus, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver enzymes: Ovarian cancer, could produce elevation of the liver enzymes for several reasons, spread to the liver, chometherapy effect, vascular congestion due to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually it is.: Not all liver tumors are liver cancer. The treatment of liver cancer depends on the size and number of the tumors, as well as how healthy the rest of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Liver cancer (or hcc) is curable with a liver transplant and in some cases with a partial liver resection surgery (hepatectomy).
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: NOT "curable" but definitely treatable...Direct perfusion anti-neoplastic drugs for one approach and possible immune therapy on the "horizon" ...A pos ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Eventually: Kidney function is calculated using a formula which contains your age. As you get older your kidney "function" declines as a result. Stage 2 "disease ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ult ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma is one form of primary liver cancer. Metastatic cancer in the liver is much commoner.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: There is considerable variability in survival rates among the different types of tumors and patients. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Hepatocellular : Carcinoma is medical name for cancer of the liver cells. There are different types of cells in the liver: liver cells, blood vessel cells, and bile ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Urbanic
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Varies : Most of the time there will be no symptoms until cancer becomes big enough to cause problems. U may turn yellow along w really dark urine, fatigue, sw ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
It's usually the : result of liver failure,bnot the cause of liver failure.In metastatic disease to the liver, the hepatocytes are no longer working properly in conjugat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC) can usually be seen on modern ct scan, or PET-ct scan. It is usually seen as a separate mass w ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Easy to explain: Hepatitis causes hepatic jaundice by the cells being unable to process bilirubin. Hemolytic anemia produces prehepatic jaundice by making more bilirug ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: It's very common to have abnormal liver enzymes when cancer is present in the liver.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on stage of: Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%. See the site below for details. ... Read More
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