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A 43-year-old female asked about a 82-year-old female:

My mom, 84, stage 4 hepatoma liver cancer, she has been vomitting and diarhhea. is that means she is coming to the end of her life? how much longer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Muhammad Abbasi
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
terminal hepatoma: Advance hematoma has a limited life expectancy usually 4 to 6 months or even shorter based on how advance the disease is at diagnosis. There are new advances and treatment s like an oral medication called sorafanib that may prolong survival but it's not a cure and with her old age she may not tolerate the side effects.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
time: No one can really say how much time a stage 4 cancer patient has left but please make sure hospice is involved. They can do so much to help provide comfort to your family and your mother.

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Last updated May 15, 2017

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