A member asked:

What can i do if my mom has stage 4 liver cancer shes 72 years old. she start treatment next week.what is the survival rate?

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Dr. Stephen Noga answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

If this is liver cancer and not another cancer that has spread to the liver, it is not operable at this point which would be the only way to cure the disease. Liver transplants have been used in this case but again not in stage IV cancer. The survival rate will depend on how well the patient responds to the therapy. Some of the new drugs have improved survival significantly.

Answered May 14, 2018



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Dr. Della Howell answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Without knowing what type of liver cancer it is, it is difficult to give an accurate survival rate. Unfortunately, in general, stage 4 describes advanced disease with typically low survival rates, but there are always exceptions to the rule. Any underlying health conditions that your mother has may affect her survival rate as well.

Answered Jul 26, 2013



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