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How is cancer of the liver treated?

How is cancer of the liver treated?

Many options: Liver cancer (or hcc) is curable with a liver transplant and in some cases with a partial liver resection surgery (hepatectomy). There are other treatment modalities including locoregional ablation therapies with tace, rfa, chemical injections, or radioembolization and chemotherapeutic options. Liver cancer is best managed in liver centers with a multidisciplinary approach to hcc. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

Chemotherapy: Generally chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to the liver, it probably has also spread to other organs in amounts too small to be seen by even the highest quality scans. Since chemo enters the blood stream, that's why this is the best treatment. After chemo, if there is only 1 or 2 liver spots, sometimes these can ablated (radiation or heat probes). ...Read more

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My dad has secondary liver cancer. How is this treated?

Multiple ways: Secondary liver cancer refers to metastatic cancer from some organ such as colon cancer. What spreads to the liver is clonal and stays there only increasing in size. If there are 1 to 3 lesions surgery microwave ablation used. If lesions more numerous or large >5cm. chemoebolization employed with chemo directly into the hepatic artery and the vessel then occluded. Yt microspheres also used. ...Read more

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What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

In situ: For any cancer , earliest stage is the formation of cancer cells with out invasion to adjacent membrane , which is rarely detected in those two cancers. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer extended to the liver. Can it be treated still?

Pancreatic cancer extended to the liver. Can it be treated still?

Yes: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several regimens that can be utilized but depends on how well the person is doing, other medical issues, and extent of the liver involvement. You need to meet with a medical oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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About how long can a person with stage four liver cancer live if they are being fed through a g-tube, diaretics and being treated for a bad infect.

About how long can a person with stage four liver cancer live if they are being fed through a g-tube, diaretics and being treated for a bad infect.

Several months: Ability to survive advanced liver cancer when unable to take oral intake and requires treatment for bad infection depends on how the infection responds to newer antibodies and status of liver function. If severely jaundiced with high bilirubin then end stage liver function i imminent. If infection brought under control and jaundice absent, then effective chemo may be found. ...Read more

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Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Lymph node: I guessing that you are describing cancer that spread to a lymph node that is located between the pancreas and the liver. If this is the only place the cancer has spread, and the pancreas cancer is otherwise fully removed, the average survival is about 2 years if you get chemotherapy after the operation. Talk to your surgeon and oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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Dad have pancreas cancer and doctor said it spread to liver he will only do chemo but why he didnt do biopsy? there is no hope for him to get treated?

Dad have pancreas cancer and doctor said it spread to liver he will only do chemo but why he didnt do biopsy? there is no hope for him to get treated?

Cannot say: Pancreatic cancer is a very bad disease with a very low cure rate and not very good benefits from treatment. The rare types with relatively good prognosis do not spread as fast nor do as much damage as the most common type--adenocarcinoma http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/pancreatic Patient wishes, patient overall medical condition changes how diseases are treated. I am sorry ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more