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what is the treatment for liver cancer?

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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 different and treatment is guided towards the cause, number of tumors, size of tumors, underlying liver disease, and medical co-morbidities.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Depends: The best treatment for liver cancer is a liver transplant, but not all patients with liver cancer are transplant candidates. If the cancer is too large or spread outside the liver, chemotherapy like nexavarr can be used. Some liver tumors are also treated with freezing-cryoembolization or embolization where chemicals are directly injected into the hepatic artery.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of treatment for liver cancer?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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 on what to expect and how to deal with it.
A 48-year-old female asked:

Liver cancer how long does someone live with liver cancer

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Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
That's : That's difficult to answer without a lot more information. There are different kinds of liver cancers, and they have different prognoses. There are also cancers that start in other organs then move to the liver. Those have yet another set of outcomes. There are even tumors of the liver that fall somewhere between cancers and benign lesions, and those patients may have completely normal life expectancies. You'll have to elaborate bit more to get things narrowed down.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What if you have stage four liver cancer and you just found out?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Depends...: If this cancer is a primary stage 4 liver cancer, treatments consist mainly of chemotherapy drugs, biologic drugs, radiation therapy or other palliative therapies. Clinical trials are available. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-primary-liver/healthprofessional/page6.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Need expert advice! where to get treatment for liver cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
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 helpful. Depends on what type of cancer it is, if it is primary in liver or metastatic from another source, cirrhosis or not, etc.
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How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Less than a year: Likely less than several months.

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