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A 44-year-old member asked:

My bf has diagnosis of metastatic liver cancer. how long does he have to live?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: Liver cancer that has moved to other organs often has a short overall survival. That being said, there are exceptions. To find out more, ask your doctor how long between the time the liver cancer and the metastasis was diagnosed, how many metastatic sites are there, and how large are they. These pieces of information will help answer your question better. Sometimes isolated mets can be removed.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Usually short...but: Some lesions can be resected, ablated (burnt) or combinations of these modalities. These, coupled with chemotherapy, can be curative in selected patients in up to 40% of cases.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How long can someone live of they have liver cancer?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on factors: There are a several factors which contribute to survival rate in all cancers, including liver cancer. Is it metastatic or primary? What is the general health of the patient? Does it involve regional blood vessels? What is the tumor type? So, seek the advice of a trained liver surgeon and an oncologist, and be your best advocate. Good luck.
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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