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

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Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
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
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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.

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Can liver transplant is possible in the fourth stage of liver cancer?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Discuss with doctor: It's doubtful that you'd be considered a transplant candidate. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face, real-time visit with your doctor. This allows a thorough evaluation of you as well as an effective treatment plan.
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