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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.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on stage. Here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer.

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Symptoms of liver cancer?

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How long can someone live of they have liver cancer?

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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.
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Need advice on what is the the difference between liver cancer and liver tumors?

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Tumors are by: Definition anything that takes up space in the body. So tumors can be neoplasms, which can be either benign or malignant. Cancer is type of malignancy. It can spread both locally and to distant organs. Liver cancer is a type of malignant tumor of liver.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Also depends on whether the liver is the site of metastases or the primary site of the tumor, and where other metastases are located
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