A 22-year-old male asked:
my grandma is diagnosed with liver cancer. she is 70. after biopsy doc says its in d 1st stage. and has to be operated. what r risks? sirvival rate?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Liver ca: Risk for surgery will depend on her other medical condition- i.E- her heart and lung functions etc. Surgical resection with negative margins will be the best therapy to cure the liver cancer. It is something that i would recommend to my patient- if the surgery can be done safely. Age is important, however how good overall condition will be even more important. Discuss with her mds.
Answered on Feb 26, 2013
Dr. Allen Kamrava answered
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Acceptable risks: Liver cancer has come a long way and people are doing much better. For stage i cancer, the risk profile is such that she is much more likely to survive the operation and live a normal life than if she were to do nothing at all. I can't just give you a number because risk profiles are based on a patient's health status and many other factors, but generally speaking for stage i, surgery is fine.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014
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