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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the prognosis for someone with both breast and liver cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Need more info: In general, when cancer has spread from one organ, such as the breast, to the liver, the chance for cure is low. However, the chance for remission is possible, and is dependent on the unique "fingerprint" of the cancer, which will identify what drugs will be most effective; many people can live for years if the tumor is chemosensitive. Rarely, the liver tumor can be rx'd surgically.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends: Breast cancer can spread to the liver...Yet it is still called breast cancer(gone into the liver). If this is the case there are several chemotherapy drugs that are useful in treating breast cancer. Check with your oncologist, get a clear picture of what type of cancer exactly you have and ask for your options of treatment and prognosis of your cancer(s).
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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Ask your doctor to tell you more about your specific type of breast cancer. Some types can be successfully kept in check for a decade or more even after they have spread to the liver.
Mar 17, 2013
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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