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Can some survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: When i was in med school, it was almost always fatal. Now we're often curing them through early detection and especially teamwork by radiologists and surgeons.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
THOSE THAT HAVE: Typically have required a liver transplant.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Once uniformly fatal, small hepatocellular carcinomas are now routinely found on imaging and very often cured by today's high technology.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How often have people survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on therapy: Its really therapy dependent. Most hcc are related to cirrhosis, usually extensive and multiple and not amenable to therapy. Only early hcc can be amenable to resection and or liver transplant. Transplant is curative, as can be resection in the absence of cirrhosis.

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