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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Nexavar (sorafenib) is the best treatment for advanced liver cancers(hepatoma or hepatocellular cancer(hcc). This is best done through an oncologist.

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Dr. Shyamali Singhal
23 years experience in General Surgery
End of life: There is a nice website http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-toc detailing all of the sympt ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cance ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: Nexavar, also called sorafenib, is an oral drug that was approved in 2007 for treating hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically removed. It ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Ask the Question?: What would you like to know about liver cancer?
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It's not great but-: -this is a question for your treating physician. He/she is aware of your situation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Only if ..: Gefitinib will only work if there is a egfr mutation detected on the cancer. It will not be effective if there is no egfr mutation detected.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Some cancers are curable with today's chemotherapy even if they have spread extensively. Others (for example, the common lung cancers) may someday be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
THOSE THAT HAVE: Typically have required a liver transplant.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes?: As a rule, stage 4 cancer of the pancreas is incurable. As to being terminal, it depends on the definition. If you mean it will kill the patient at so ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
48 years experience in Hepatology
Liver Cancer: This drug is not approved in USA. for liver cancer You should check with MD in Saudi arabia
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Used for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cance ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depend on the stage: Survival rate will depend on the stage and whether they get therapy or not. For instance 5 year overall surviva for stage IV pancreatic cancer is appr ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play i ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Good options: Both are good options. It will depend on safety profiles and the need of using steroid with zytiga (abiraterone acetate) but not for extandi. Discuss ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but y ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
We can not guess: We can not tell you what the approx. survival as we do not have all the information to make a comment on the approx. survival You should discuss with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It depends: As the first treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Xeloda (capecitabine) works in 40-60% of people treated. If it is the second, third or later trea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Prognosis fair: Stage IIb breast cancer is usually palpable at 2-5 cm. and at time of procedure to remove lesion, sentinel nodes are + suggesting axillary dissection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Quite effective: Xeloda (capecitabine) is quite an effective drug and has been used in metastatic breast cancer. The response will be higher when it is combined with o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies: Hcc is a serious disease with a variable survival depending on his liver functions( child pugh score). Average surviival is 6-12 months, with occasion ... Read More
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