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if liver cancer occur, is it still possible to have a liver transplantation?

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Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Liver Transplant: Yes liver transplantation will cure the liver cancer and it is the only chance for cure at this point. The current chemotherapy treatment drugs we use to help liver cancer is only effective in prolonging patient’s lives for up to 12 months.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013
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Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Transplantation is not the only chance for cure from liver cancer. In some cases surgical resection may also be performed for cure.
Dec 25, 2012
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, possible: As long as you fulfill the criteria ( meld score, the size of the liver cancer, thr growth rate, the AFP score, etc ) for liver transplantation, yes, liver transplant can be one of treatment option for liver cancer. Surgical resection of the liver cancer would be the best thing to do if curative surgery can be done.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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