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need expert advice! where to get treatment for liver cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Start: With your family doctor to get a referral to a medical oncology specialist. They can help determine best treatment choices and if surgery would be helpful. Depends on what type of cancer it is, if it is primary in liver or metastatic from another source, cirrhosis or not, etc.
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hepatobiliary surg: There is a discipline of general surgery, which specializes in liver and bile duct problems, called hepatobiliary surgery. Many academic tertiary medical centers have such surgeons, you should contact one closest to you to be seen. Treatment will depend on input by medical oncology and hepatologists (specializes in liver diseases), depending on the type of cancer and other conditions.

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Liver cancer how long does someone live with liver cancer

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Dr. Robert Andrews
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That's : That's difficult to answer without a lot more information. There are different kinds of liver cancers, and they have different prognoses. There are also cancers that start in other organs then move to the liver. Those have yet another set of outcomes. There are even tumors of the liver that fall somewhere between cancers and benign lesions, and those patients may have completely normal life expectancies. You'll have to elaborate bit more to get things narrowed down.
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What if you have stage four liver cancer and you just found out?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
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Depends...: If this cancer is a primary stage 4 liver cancer, treatments consist mainly of chemotherapy drugs, biologic drugs, radiation therapy or other palliative therapies. Clinical trials are available. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-primary-liver/healthprofessional/page6.
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Symptoms of liver cancer?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
Varies : Most of the time there will be no symptoms until cancer becomes big enough to cause problems. U may turn yellow along w really dark urine, fatigue, swollen abdomen, legs etc....
A 49-year-old member asked:

How long can someone live of they have liver cancer?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on factors: There are a several factors which contribute to survival rate in all cancers, including liver cancer. Is it metastatic or primary? What is the general health of the patient? Does it involve regional blood vessels? What is the tumor type? So, seek the advice of a trained liver surgeon and an oncologist, and be your best advocate. Good luck.
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Need advice on what is the the difference between liver cancer and liver tumors?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Tumors are by: Definition anything that takes up space in the body. So tumors can be neoplasms, which can be either benign or malignant. Cancer is type of malignancy. It can spread both locally and to distant organs. Liver cancer is a type of malignant tumor of liver.

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