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Is it possible to get rid of liver cancer or is it fatal?

Is it possible to get rid of liver cancer or is it fatal?

Depends on stage: Early liver cancer can be effectively treated by surgical removal. The best candidates for surgical removal are patients whose liver tumor has not spread beyond the liver, the size of the liver tumor is small, and the rest of the liver is healthy enough to withstand an operation. Another excellent option for some patients is liver transplantation. Talk with your doctor about your options. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Should a liver cancer patient receive the 4th tace treatment or not ? 60yrs old, surviving 5th year after surgery of getting rid of a bottom tip of liver (5cm) has to make a decision whether to take another treatment, transarterial chemoembolization. Diag

Should a liver cancer patient receive the 4th tace treatment or not ? 60yrs old, surviving 5th year after surgery of getting rid of a bottom tip of liver (5cm) has to make a decision whether to take another treatment, transarterial chemoembolization. Diag

Quality of life: Tace doesn't cure liver cancer. It will help extend life in some patients. If you have tolerated treatments in the past without much difficultly it is likely you will not have a huge problem with this treatment either and it could help to extend your life. If you have a really hard time with the procedure and are sick for weeks afterwards you have to take that into account. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to get treatment for liver cancer?

Need expert advice! where to get treatment for liver cancer?

Start: With your family doctor to get a referral to a medical oncology specialist. They can help determine best treatment choices and if surgery would be helpful. Depends on what type of cancer it is, if it is primary in liver or metastatic from another source, cirrhosis or not, etc. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for liver cancer? My aunt was diagnosed with liver cancer and i’m wondering what’s the first, best treatment? Her doctor says chemo, but we want her to get a second opinion.

What’s the best treatment for liver cancer? My aunt was diagnosed with liver cancer and i’m wondering what’s the first, best treatment? Her doctor says chemo, but we want her to get a second opinion.

It's : It's really difficult to answer this question without much more detailed information. There are many options for treating liver cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery (including liver transplant), but the most appropriate option in your aunt's case depends on a great many variables that are unknown to me. Systemic chemotherapy is usually of pretty limited value if the cancer in question is hepatocellular carcinoma. On the other hand, it might be very effective for metastatic disease. I see that you're in ann arbor, mi. I would suggest that you contact the liver tumor clinic at the university of michigan. They have a multidisciplinary team that will be able to provide whatever type of treatment is most appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there a site that has herbal liver cancer treatment?

Is there a site that has herbal liver cancer treatment?

No evidence of: Effectiveness. I do not know if there is a site, however, there is no evidence that herbal treatment has any effect on liver caner. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for liver cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for liver cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it. ...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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Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Yes: There are always studies being run for different kind of cancers. Your best bet is to investigate cancer centers, such as susan g. Komen, etc, to see if they are running studies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver cancer?

What is the treatment for liver cancer?

Depends: The best treatment for liver cancer is a liver transplant, but not all patients with liver cancer are transplant candidates. If the cancer is too large or spread outside the liver, chemotherapy like nexavarr can be used. Some liver tumors are also treated with freezing-cryoembolization or embolization where chemicals are directly injected into the hepatic artery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for liver cancer?

What is the best treatment for liver cancer?

Surgery: Liver cancer usually results from chronic hepatitis. Certain countries have much higher incidences of liver cancer than others. The best treatment is surgery if the cancer is able to be operated on. Otherwise, there are several options that can be effective. These may include injection of drugs into the liver through the liver's blood supply (hepatic artery), or other medications. ...Read more

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How can you prevent liver cancer?

How can you prevent liver cancer?

Avoid risk factors: The best identified risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma are hepatitis b and c and alcoholic cirrhosis. Avoidance of these risk factors reduces the risk of developing the disease. ...Read more

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Generally, how long can someone with stage III liver cancer live with no treatment?

Generally, how long can someone with stage III liver cancer live with no treatment?

Depends: End of life issues with advanced cancers can be daunting. Life expectancy is best estimated by the treating physicians who know the most about the cancer, how aggressive it is and the patient's health. As a support person, you can go with your loved one to appointments to clarify and learn about the cancer. Hospice care versus second opinions on the treatment may help you. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a 8 month old baby be around someone who has had radiation treatment kemoradition for liver cancer ?

Can a 8 month old baby be around someone who has had radiation treatment kemoradition  for liver cancer ?

Yes: Radiation therapy does not make a person radioactive. I think it would be very nice for a cancer patient to have the opportunity to be with this new member of your family or community. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has stage 4 liver cancer shes 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 shes 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. ...Read more

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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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Will alkaline water and foods help prolong the life of a liver cancer patient stage 4? What could be done to the patient without any further treatment

Will alkaline water and foods help prolong the life of a liver cancer patient stage 4? What could be done to the patient without any further treatment

Minimal effect.: Alkaline water will do nothing. Stage 4 liver ca patients should generally consider palliative and comfort care under the guidance of their doc. Palliative care is the specialty of medicine that deals with comfort, pain control and dignity at the end of life. ...Read more

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2ary liver cancer 6+7cm(esophagus 1ary but very small after chemo)Lymph nodes on chest. Best treatment available? Anywhere in the world?!Best option

2ary liver cancer 6+7cm(esophagus 1ary but very small after chemo)Lymph nodes on chest. Best treatment available? Anywhere in the world?!Best option

ChemoRT: Primary Esophageal Ca is best handled even in the face of mets by RT+ plat. Gemzar (gemcitabine) can be added and these will have secondary effect on the mets. Frequently transesophageal ultrasound will show complete regression of primary but Ca cells may remain in muscular wall. Liver lesion can then be treated by intra-arterial chemoembolization. Primary site may then be resected. ...Read more

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Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Liver cancer: Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option? ANS: Please discuss with your Dr. We cannot give good advice without seeing you. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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