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Aggressive cancer growing again in my partners liver 3 months after chemo cycle treatment. What time frame are we looking at for her.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No predicting

It depends on the type of cancer, its genetics, and some dumb luck factors.
There are a variety of 'salvage' chemotherapy options that may give a good remission. Most of the time, metastases in the liver in a cancer that is not especially responsive to chemotherapy mean survival of less than a year is to be expected, but there are surprises. Talk about partner's wishes ; cherish each minute.

In brief: No predicting

It depends on the type of cancer, its genetics, and some dumb luck factors.
There are a variety of 'salvage' chemotherapy options that may give a good remission. Most of the time, metastases in the liver in a cancer that is not especially responsive to chemotherapy mean survival of less than a year is to be expected, but there are surprises. Talk about partner's wishes ; cherish each minute.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: It depends

It is always a poor prognosis when one does not respond to the initial chemotherapy.
However, secondary agents may prove to be more helpful. The prognosis is influenced by the exact cancer being treated. You did not tell us the type of cancer and that information is very important. Is the liver involvement primary or has the cancer spread there from another area of the body?

In brief: It depends

It is always a poor prognosis when one does not respond to the initial chemotherapy.
However, secondary agents may prove to be more helpful. The prognosis is influenced by the exact cancer being treated. You did not tell us the type of cancer and that information is very important. Is the liver involvement primary or has the cancer spread there from another area of the body?
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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