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What is the survival rate for liver cancer?

What is the survival rate for liver cancer?

Liver cancer: It really depends on the extent of liver involvement. If the disease involved one live love that can be successfully and completely resected then survival chances improve. For some patients a liver transplant may be the answer. As for most cancers survival depends on a complete resection with negative margins.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the prognosis for stage 3 liver cancer?

What is the prognosis for stage 3 liver cancer?

It is a bad cancer: Liver cancer is a very serious type of cancer and carries a high mortality. If it is surgically removable (stage 1/2), then there is a chance for cure. For stage 3 it will take a lot of effort between multiple specialists involved to try controlling it but the chances for success are small. You should seek treatment by a specialist at a cancer center.

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If stage 3 liver cancer how many months can she live?

If stage 3 liver cancer how many months can she live?

It depends: No one can know how long patients live with cancer. I've treated patients who were told they had months to live and nt on the live good quality lives for years. I strongly urge patients not to focus on months or years and instead look at quality of life.

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Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life. They have to get liver transplant

Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life. They have to get liver transplant

Liver cancer: Can be a very serious illness. If it is "in remission", then there is usually no evidence of cancer currently, although there is a high rate of recurrence regardless. If the patient is being considered for a liver transplant, there is probably no evidence of cancer growth seen at this time. The long-term prognosis depends on many factors, and it is impossible to comment on that here. Good luck.

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What does it mean for liver cancer to be stage 3?

What does it mean for liver cancer to be stage 3?

Liver cancer stage: Assuming that this liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, ajcc (american joint committee on cancer) stage iii refers to one of the following scenarios: multiple large tumors or tumor involving the portal/hepatic vein (s)/major branch thereof or direct invasion of adjacent organs (other than gallbladder) or tumor perforation of the liver capsule.

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Why are liver cancer survival rates low?

Why are liver cancer survival rates low?

Late detection and: Related pathology. Primary liver cancer often arises in patients with cirrhosis and is not detected early enough for a curative resection. There are no effective chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Most liver cancers are metastatic lesions from other cancers which by definition are incurable.

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What can I do if my mom has stage 4 liver cancer she's 72 years old. She start treatment next week. What is the survival rate?

What can I do if my mom has stage 4 liver cancer she's 72 years old. She start treatment next week. What is the survival rate?

Difficult to say: If this is liver cancer and not another cancer that has spread to the liver, it is not operable at this point which would be the only way to cure the disease. Liver transplants have been used in this case but again not in stage IV cancer. The survival rate will depend on how well the patient responds to the therapy. Some of the new drugs have improved survival significantly.

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My father has an inoperable liver cancer. After 5 months under chemo, he's about to do radioembolisation. In term of survival, does it worth it?

My father has an inoperable liver cancer. After 5 months under chemo, he's about to do radioembolisation. In term of survival, does it worth it?

Ask his Oncologist: The choices of treatment for liver cancer are quite limited. So you should utilize any treatment recommendation if it has the potential to help prolong his life. Chemoembolization or Radioembolization is certainly a potentially useful treatment in many such patients.

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What are the mortality rates for liver cancer?

What are the mortality rates for liver cancer?

Probably not good.: These cancers usually arise from cirrhotic liver in patients in their 5th and 6th decade. This is also related to chronic hepatitis b and c infections. Surgery and transplant can be done if the tumor is localized, but the success rate is low, with a poor prognosis, with patients rarely living more than 1 year. But Hepatitis B Vaccine prevents it, and low alcohol use can help avoid cirrhosis.

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My grandma is diagnosed with liver cancer. She is 70. After biopsy doc says its in d 1st stage. And has to be operated. What r risks? Sirvival rate?

My grandma is diagnosed with liver cancer. She is 70. After biopsy doc says its in d 1st stage. And has to be operated. What r risks? Sirvival rate?

Acceptable risks: Liver cancer has come a long way and people are doing much better. For stage I cancer, the risk profile is such that she is much more likely to survive the operation and live a normal life than if she were to do nothing at all. I can't just give you a number because risk profiles are based on a patient's health status and many other factors, but generally speaking for stage i, surgery is fine.

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Mom has cholangiocarcinoma liver cancer, klatskins tumor, three months ago her CEA level was 4.8 and now it's 19.8. What does this mean?

It is spreading: Rising cea levels are a sign that a cancer is spreading, getting bigger or all of the above. Sounds like she needs to have a ct scan, MRI or a pet scan to evaluate the tumor.

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I have a friend that has stage three breast cancer in both breast and it has spread to the liver. What is her survival rate?

I have a friend that has stage three breast cancer in both breast and it has spread to the liver. What is her survival rate?

Depends: Stage 3 means armpit lymph node in involvement. Spread to other organs means stage 4. Treatment options vary. Best option is for her to have a review by a good oncologist for possible treatment options.

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When preparing for a liver transplant surgery due to stage 3 liver cancer, when do you start to take medications for the surgery?

When preparing for a liver transplant surgery due to stage 3 liver cancer, when do you start to take medications for the surgery?

Immunosuppression: If you get a liver transplant, regardless of the etiology of the liver failure, immunosuppression is usually initiated in the operating room at the time of transplant, although it may be safely delayed up to 48 hours

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When preparing for a liver transplant surgery due to stage 3 liver cancer, when do you start anti-rejection meds?

In the O.R.: The first dose of medicine to prevent rejection is typically given just prior to implanting the organ. Most patients receive a dose of steroids along with a more potent drug to prevent rejection. This first dose of medicine is commonly referred to as "induction".

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Does daily drinking of 3 cups of coffee daily greatly reduce liver cancer risk? For this particular purpose what to select from the variety of coffee?

Does daily drinking of 3 cups of coffee daily greatly reduce liver cancer risk? For this particular purpose what to select from the variety of coffee?

Why such concern?: Is there a reason you have concerns about liver Cancer? Coffee does not have any such benefit. So relax and drink coffee only if you need to do, like so many other folks drink it to keep them alert and awake. It has no Cancer Prevention benefits.

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Do a lot of people get liver cancer?

Primary, no...: Secondary (metastasis), yes. Worldwide "hepatoma" is common (aphlatoxin exposure), rather uncmmon in us-associated with hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause. Best managed by surgery if resectable. Secondary cancer (from GI (stomach, colon, panc; breast: lung primaries) quite common.

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How long does one survives liver cancer?

How long does one survives liver cancer?

Depends on: A whole lot of things, such as size, number, type of cancer, location, response to treatment, possible surgical resection, and co-morbid diseases. Your doctor for details, because he would know all of these things.

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Liver Cancer (Definition)

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