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What is the life expectancy for a stage 4 liver cancer patient?

What is the life expectancy for a stage 4 liver cancer patient?

Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. Metastatic liver cancer noted as Stage IV disease has different prognostic features, depending on origin resectablility or response to intra arterial chemo via chemoembolization or isotope infusion or microwave ablation of the solitary lesion. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Was is the life expectancy of a Woman with NASH cirrhosis recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer exhibiting grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy.

Was is the life expectancy of a Woman with NASH cirrhosis recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer exhibiting grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy.

Poor prognosis: Regretfully, Stage 4 disease is associated with spread of the liver cancer to minimally nearby lymph nodes, and probably through into blood vessels. The treatment is typically chemotherapy, with/without embolization. The presence of an encephalopathic clinical picture also portends to a guarded at best prognosis. Please consult with a specialist care team to determine therapeutic options. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 58 yo male with stage 4 inoperable esophagus and liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy for a 58 yo male with stage 4 inoperable esophagus and liver cancer?

Esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a serious and increasingly common cancer. Early forms are treated by local excision, but once it invades muscle or involves distant structures, the challenge is greater. Some clinical trials are available which might prolong life for your loved one beyond 6-12 months. Search for an NCI cancer center or academic oncology center which has access to these. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show the severity of liver disease. In general, most patients with stage 4 liver cancer have a short survival (2 to 6 months). You should ask this question to her treating doctor (s). ...Read more

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Can somebody update me on the real life expectancy of a 78 yr old with stage IV esophageal and liver cancer?

Can somebody update me on the real life expectancy of a 78 yr old with stage IV esophageal and liver cancer?

Very short: Weeks to months, and this is true of any age with esoph metastasis. Wt loss and energy/performance level are also signs pointing to poor and short prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi my 80 year old man has liver cancer which has now spread to the spine, what is life expectancy please?

Hi my 80 year old man has liver cancer which has now spread to the spine, what is life expectancy please?

Liver cancer: Liver cancer has a poor life expectancy but it varies according to how much liver function persists. If jaundice, drowsiness, lack of appetite, bleeding tendency are present life expectancy is measured in days or a week or so. Otherwise the patient can survive much longer. Of course the oncologist is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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My mom, 84, if she stop her nexavar (sorafenib) for her primary liver cancer, what would her life expectancy be?

My mom, 84, if she stop her nexavar (sorafenib) for her primary liver cancer, what would her life expectancy be?

8 months: Without more details it's hard to know. Best supportive care would be 8 months. Why has she not had liver directed therapy? An elevated AFP is not a contraindication to treatment. I recently treated an 84 yo otherwise healthy woman with hcc with an AFP of 3500. The tumors are now gone and her AFP is 2! if your mom is healthy and you wish more aggressive treatment, it can be done. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 74 yr. Old woman with metastisized lung, and liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a 74 yr. Old woman with metastisized lung, and liver cancer?

See below: Depends- patients with certain molecular changes like egfr and alk mutations may have good response to certain drugs; however, in patients without such molecular changes, despite of chemotherapy the survival is in the range of 1.5-2 years depending on their ability to tolerate treatments and other medical problems. ...Read more

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A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

Grave Situation: Of course we cannot even begin to guess at this tragic situation. I would defer to the physicians providing him care. But, as you have surmised it may not be long for him. ...Read more

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Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?

Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?

It is a bad sign: Liver cancer can be associated with ascites. Some patients respond to treatment with sorafenib which is the recommended treatment. Once this has been done, there is very little second line treatments available. Survival then is short (less than 3 to 6 months at best). ...Read more

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What to expect when a person comes to the end of life with a stage 4 primary liver cancer?

What to expect when a person comes to the end of life with a stage 4 primary liver cancer?

Hospice care: It can be overwhelming for the family. Get hospice involved immediately. They have resources to help the whole family through this tough time. ...Read more

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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?

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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What treatments are available for stage 4 liver cancer?

What treatments are available for stage 4 liver cancer?

Considerations...: ...include tumor stage, liver function, side effects of treatment, your overall health, chances of curing the disease, extending life, or relieving symptoms. Based on these factors, treatment options may include:
Surgery (partial hepatectomy or transplant),
Tumor ablation,
Tumor embolization,
Radiation therapy,
Targeted therapy,
Chemotherapy. Ref: https://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/liver-cancer/treatin ...Read more

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What is stage 4 liver cancer?

What is stage 4 liver cancer?

Metastasis: It means that the cancer has migrated to other organs or sites in the body. Systematic treatment (chemo) since surgical resection or transplant is no longer an option. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for stage 4 liver cancer?

Disease management: You can manage the disease, but you cannot make it go away completely. ...Read more

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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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How to get diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer?

How to get diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Stage IV hepatocellular cancer is defined by a tumor that originates in the liver and spreads to distant sites like the lung or other organs. The diagnosis may be made with a CT scan and occasionally liver-specific tumor markers like Alpha fetoprotein (AFP). Other Stage IV cancers like colorectal cancer can spread to the liver, but that is technically different. ...Read more

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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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What are common prognoses for stage 4 liver cancer?

Prognosis is gaurded: See this web site from the american cancer society for guidance.

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have stage 4 liver cancer, I have been having pain in my right side for several days and cronic fatigue, today I am having pain in my legs.?

I have stage 4 liver cancer, I have been having pain in my right side for several days and cronic fatigue, today I am having pain in my legs.?

See your doc: Stage 4 cancer can spread to many places in the body. Sometimes it causes pain directly, and other times it causes referred pain. The pain in your right side is likely direct pain, but the pain in your legs could be from tumor pressing on nerves in your back or spine. Blood clots can form in your legs, too, and this may cause pain. Either way, your pain can be treated, so see your doc! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. Carlo Contreras
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Liver Cancer (Definition)

A primary cancer 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 ...Read more