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treatment for stage 4 liver cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Less than a year: Likely less than several months.
Dr. Umut Sarpel
20 years experience Surgical Oncology
Consider treatment: In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placeb ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Considerations...: ...include tumor stage, liver function, side effects of treatment, your overall health, chances of curing the disease, extending life, or relieving sy ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nexavar,Stivarga and: Unfortunately stage 4 liver cancer is hard to treat; new drugs like Nexavar and Stivargacan help some-see http://tinyurl.com/k6hlctm But I'd combine t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Difficult to say: If this is liver cancer and not another cancer that has spread to the liver, it is not operable at this point which would be the only way to cure the ... Read More
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Dr. Della Howell
23 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Without knowing what type of liver cancer it is, it is difficult to give an accurate survival rate. Unfortunately, in general, stage 4 describes adva ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Moesinger
29 years experience General Surgery
Probably short.: Sadly, stage IV liver cancer is usually life-threatening within a few weeks or months. Also, I am guessing that she actually has stage IV cancer in h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No evidence of: Effectiveness. I do not know if there is a site, however, there is no evidence that herbal treatment has any effect on liver caner.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Multiple treatments: Liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma, to be clear, has many different treatment options. Some are curative and others are not. Every case is di ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Surgery: Liver cancer usually results from chronic hepatitis. Certain countries have much higher incidences of liver cancer than others. The best treatment is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Start: With your family doctor to get a referral to a medical oncology specialist. They can help determine best treatment choices and if surgery would be hel ... Read More

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