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Stage 4 cirrhosis and liver cancer and now complete liver failure what is life expectancy

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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Poor prognosis: Regretfully, Stage 4 disease is associated with spread of the liver cancer to minimally nearby lymph nodes, and probably through into blood vessels. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: Liver cirrhosis has to do with changes that happen to the liver usually over a long period and causes the liver to turn fibrous and to stop working. T ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Ask his Doctor: If you are confused, there's little sense in you becoming more confused now. That is because there is a lot more about your husband's case which his d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ask the doctor: Either way this is not a good diagnosis. Ask his physician about his assessment of the staging, as well as the prognosis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for mor ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ... 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience Palliative Care
See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a serious and increasingly common cancer. Early forms are treated by local excision, but once it invades muscle or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosi ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
51 years experience General Surgery
Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Synonyms: Cirrhosis of the liver is synonymous with the microscopic image classified as"stage 4". Cirrhosis per sevis largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
6-12 months?????: Rough guess: 6-12 months. It depends on amount of spread, therapy, how well or ill you are, and many other factors. The best estimate will come from y ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can't tell: What is the primary, and what type of cancer? There are literally thousands. If this is the first time it has been diagnosed, this may be a type tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than imp ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Fair: If a known primary has been detected along with liver mets and has been removed the results of treating the liver lesion are fair. If the met is soli ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck!
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A female asked:
Dr. Michail Shafir
24 years experience General Surgery
Probab ly not: If there are widespread metastases, it is better to treat with systemic and/or regional chemotherapy. Should there be an extraordinry response, maybe ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Death: Hopefully, a dignified and graceful passing from this earth.

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