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Cancer That Has Spread To The Liver
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
What is the prognosis of ampullary cancer that has spread to the liver? Been on chemo for 6 months now and no new cancer with slight shrinkage of mets
No data: There are no large studies on folks with metastatic ampullary carcinoma in the liver. I would not expect a cure, but I'm glad you've gotten good results. Live month to month, week to week, enjoying as much as you are able. By analogy with other cancers, I wouldn't be at all surprised if you have 1-2 more good years. These tend to be slow-growers. I admire your courage. ...Read more
Find a good team: Colorectal cancer with spread to the liver is a hotly debated and controversial topic. Multiple variables include - the location of the tumor, the symptoms it is producing, the location of the liver mets and their potentail for surgical removal. You need an experienced team that deals with this commonly (surgical and medical oncologists, maybe rad onc, as well). Good ct/pet is vital. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still treatable: There are many chemo options available. If it is stage 4 by virtue of minimal liver involvement-there is good medical data to talk with a liver surgeon to discuss removal of that portion of the liver. If there are other spots of tumor spread in the body, then chemotherapy and hormone suppression therapy are the mainstays of treatment. Focal radiation can help bone pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can I survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?
Hard to say: Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) and other targeted, non-chemos can be used. If the breast cancer is triple negative then chemo is your best option. There are "mild" chemos, some oral, that can be tried. Average lifespan is usually quite long with treatment. Best ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. Chemo did not help. How long can he live without further treatment?
Palliative Care: Survival rates are most appropriately applied to large groups of patients; it's impossible to give such a number for one person, especially without knowing his own unique situation. As a generalization, it is very difficult to completely eradicate cancer in that setting. The fact that he has not responded to chemotherapy would suggest that the focus should be on palliative (comfort) care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad have pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. He took chemo and the doctor stopped it because it did not help. How long will live?
My uncl has colon cancer that has spread to his liver and now his lungs. He also has CHF and had half of his colon removed. What is his survival rate?
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
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