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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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How long you can live with stage 4 liver cancer?

How long you can live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Most "liver cancers" are not from the liver but metastatic from other places. The prognosis will vary depending on the source and aggressiveness of the primary cancer. Also depends on the general health, the number of lesions, and how aggressive is the treatment given. A precious few patients can be potentially cured under the right circumstances and with the right therapy. Most, sadly, will not. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Uma Swamy
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How long can a perdon live with stage 4 liver cancer?

How long can a perdon live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Depends on how the cancer is responding to treatment. Here is a review of liver cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

3-6 months: Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging. For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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How long does someone usually have with stage 4 liver cancer that spread of colon?

How long does someone usually have with stage 4 liver cancer that spread of colon?

Even this stage: of colon cancer has had tremendous advances with advanced means of chemotherapy! I would not accept the answer to your question from any other than an ONCOLOGIST who is familiar with the case! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

It varies a lot: There is good treatment for stage 4 colon Cancer. Most people live for 2-3 years when they take chemotherapy. If the liver tumor is small it can even be removed with surgery. Tell us about the dates of your diagnosis and what type of chemotherapy you have used and for how long? Then we can give you a better estimate of expected survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Kim
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My 85 year old mom was told stage 4 liver cancer doing no treatment need to leave work.How long does she have i want to help with herand spend time?

My 85 year old mom was told stage 4 liver cancer  doing no treatment need to leave work.How long does she have i want to help with herand spend time?

Varies but not long: How long some one lives with stage IV liver cancer( hepatocellular cancer and not metastatic from other primary site) depends on the aggressiveness of the cancer and how well she is functioning. Would suggest spending as much time sooner while you can mutually enjoy each other's company. Weeks to a few months. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
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My moms battling liver cancer for over a year & it has spread to her lungs. She told me it was at stage 4 & wanted to know how much longer she has.

Not exactly sure.: Stage IV liver cancer is, unfortunately, incurable. However, sometimes treatments can prolong a patient's life significantly. It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mom's scans. But, typically, life expectancy is measured in months to a few years. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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My mom, 84, stage 4 hepatoma liver cancer, she has been vomitting and diarhhea. Is that means she is coming to the end of her life? How much longer?

My mom, 84, stage 4 hepatoma liver cancer, she has been vomitting and diarhhea. Is that means she is coming to the end of her life? How much longer?

time: No one can really say how much time a stage 4 cancer patient has left but please make sure hospice is involved. They can do so much to help provide comfort to your family and your mother. ...Read more

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How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

Consider treatment: In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placebo (sugar pill). Patients taking the medication sorafenib lived about 11 months. Patients in the placebo group lived an average of 8 months. Every patient is different, but this is about what you could expect with no treatment. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Liver Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the liver can be a primary cancer (hepatocellular cancer) & is more common in those exposed to hepatitis b or hepatitis c or cirrhosis from other causes. It can also be a secondary cancer, spread from another site such as colon, stomach, lung, etc. Some liver cancers are treated with surgery & some with chemotherapy, radiofrequency ...Read more


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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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