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How is the prognosis and treatment for early hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Good

Depending on the underlying liver disease, early stage hcc is curable.
Unfortunately, the liklihood of additional tumors popping up in a diseased liver is also high. There are surveillance programs around the country and world for high risk patients.

In brief: Good

Depending on the underlying liver disease, early stage hcc is curable.
Unfortunately, the liklihood of additional tumors popping up in a diseased liver is also high. There are surveillance programs around the country and world for high risk patients.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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In brief: Depends on therapy

Its really therapy dependent.
Most hcc are related to cirrhosis, usually extensive and multiple and not amenable to therapy. Only early hcc can be amenable to resection and or liver transplant. Transplant is curative, as can be resection in the absence of cirrhosis, especially for early (modified ajcc stage 1 or 2) hcc most other therapies are largely palliative and offer dismal long term surv.

In brief: Depends on therapy

Its really therapy dependent.
Most hcc are related to cirrhosis, usually extensive and multiple and not amenable to therapy. Only early hcc can be amenable to resection and or liver transplant. Transplant is curative, as can be resection in the absence of cirrhosis, especially for early (modified ajcc stage 1 or 2) hcc most other therapies are largely palliative and offer dismal long term surv.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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