A member asked:

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

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy answered

Specializes in 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 3/17/2013


Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in 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 6/10/2014



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