A 39-year-old member asked:
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help doctors! what're your chances of living if you get liver cancer surgery?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends on tumor: Nowadays you'll almost certainly leave the hospital alive after surgery. If it's a primary liver cancer and quite small and the surgeons are optimistic about getting it all, you chance of a cure nowadays is probably better than even. Even metastatic disease can be managed for some tumors over years or even decades. You have a right to know the odds from your physician, though, ; decide.
Answered on Jan 11, 2015

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