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How Long Will You 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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