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What are the risk in second stage of liver cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It depends: Liver cancer can be successfully treated when caught early(stage 1 and 2). But it requires surgery to excise the tumor or undergo a liver transplant. If neither of these 2 procedures is possible, then there is struggle ahead to control it. Your doctor should be able to explain this to you better.
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 12 years experience
Progression : Sounds like you are using the TNM classification for liver cancer staging. The risk is progression, worsening liver failure and death. Liver transplant is the only way to survive. Prognosis & survival can be prolonged by minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures - chemo-embolization, radio-embolization, & thermal-ablation. These can also be done as a bridge to liver transplantation!

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What are the risk factors for liver cancer?

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Dr. Lance Stein
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Many: Hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc) risk factors include hepatitis b, liver cirrhosis due to any cause, hemochromatosis, alcohol and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, glycogen storage diseases, hepatic adenomas, and others.
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What is stage 5 liver cancer?

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Dr. Paul Harper
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There are only 4 : Cancer is generally divided into five stages, from stage 0, in which the presence of irregular or cancer cells are known, to stage iv, in which the cancer has spread to one or several other parts of the body. The higher the number of cancer staging, the more difficult the cancer is to treat due to the progression and spread of cancer cells. According to the national comprehensive cancer network, .

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