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What are the mortality rates for liver cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Debashish Bose
Depending on the type of cancer, liver resections and transplanation can significantly prolong life and preserve quality of life. Surgery offers the only opportunity for cure in most cases, although small hepatocellular carcinomas can be quite successfully treated by chemoembolization and ablative techniques. See a hepatobiliary specialist at a high-volume center to avoid missteps.
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: 10-70%, depends

According to acs: patients with small tumors (tumors that can be surgically removed) and do not have cirrhosis or other serious health problems do well.
Their overall 5-year survival is > 50%. For people with early-stage liver cancers who are able to have a liver transplant, the 5-year survival rate is in the range of 60% -70%. Overall, for all liver cancer only 10% --5 year survival.

In brief: 10-70%, depends

According to acs: patients with small tumors (tumors that can be surgically removed) and do not have cirrhosis or other serious health problems do well.
Their overall 5-year survival is > 50%. For people with early-stage liver cancers who are able to have a liver transplant, the 5-year survival rate is in the range of 60% -70%. Overall, for all liver cancer only 10% --5 year survival.
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