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My bf has diagnosis of metastatic liver cancer. How long does he have to live?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends

Liver cancer that has moved to other organs often has a short overall survival.
That being said, there are exceptions. To find out more, ask your doctor how long between the time the liver cancer and the metastasis was diagnosed, how many metastatic sites are there, and how large are they. These pieces of information will help answer your question better. Sometimes isolated mets can be removed.

In brief: Depends

Liver cancer that has moved to other organs often has a short overall survival.
That being said, there are exceptions. To find out more, ask your doctor how long between the time the liver cancer and the metastasis was diagnosed, how many metastatic sites are there, and how large are they. These pieces of information will help answer your question better. Sometimes isolated mets can be removed.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: Usually short...but

Some lesions can be resected, ablated (burnt) or combinations of these modalities.
These, coupled with chemotherapy, can be curative in selected patients in up to 40% of cases.

In brief: Usually short...but

Some lesions can be resected, ablated (burnt) or combinations of these modalities.
These, coupled with chemotherapy, can be curative in selected patients in up to 40% of cases.
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