Is there a cure for liver cancer yet?

Surgery or ablation. Currently, liver cancer can only be cured by surgical removal of the tumor, or by removing the entire liver and performing a liver transplantation. Patients with early stage cancer (small tumor) can sometimes be cured by ablation - a procedure where a probe is placed into the center of the tumor and energy is used to destroy the tumor.
Sometimes. Sometimes cancer that starts in the liver can be cured with surgical resection, although not all patients would be eligible for curative surgical resection when found.

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Could there be a cure for liver cancer?

Yes and No. It depends on the stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. Most liver cancers are diagnosed late and hence are incurable. But 10-15% of the patients are cured, most of whom had a small tumor which could be removed or the whole liver was removed completely and a new liver transplant was available. Your oncologist can address this question for your case better. Read more...

How can liver cancer be cured?

Depends. Hepatocellular cancer can be cured in some patients who have limited resectable disease or who qualify for transplantation. Transplant is typically only offered to patients who have single tumors less than 5cm in size or up to 3 less than 3cm. Other techniques like ablation and chemoembolization sometimes work, but have less chance at achieving a cure. Multidisciplinary review is recommended. Read more...

Can chemotherapy work in helping to cure liver cancer?

Nothing.. ...Indeed nothing cures liver cancer once you have it short of a liver transplant but mainly in case you have a primary liver tumor (hepatocellular carcinoma). If an alcoholic, have hiv, or substance abuser transplant is a contraindication! other treatments, chemo, radiation, partial resection, cryotherapy, heat therapy are basically palliative remedies only. Read more...

Are there any cures for liver cancer or pancreatic cancer?

Surgery. With favorable tumors of either the liver or the pancreas, surgery, often combined with chemo may be curative. Both of these types of cancer and the surgical treatments for them are highly specialized and should be performed by a surgeon with experience and training in hepatobiliary surgery. Read more...

Father has liver cancer - will he have cure if chemoembolization?

Not usually. Chemoembolization is injecting chemotherapy agents directly into the tumor to decrease potential side effects from the same medication given to the whole body. However, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is a difficult cancer to cure in the long term. There may be "remission", but a long term cure is less likely. Read more...
Not alone. Chemoembolization or other ablative treatment such as radiofrequency ablation, radiosurgery cannot cure liver cancer. However they can play an important role to slow down and control liver cancer before defiinite treatment such as liver transplant since liver cancer can be multifocal. Read more...
No. Chemoembolization is not a curative therapy - it is only palliative, meaning life prolonging. Read more...

Has anyone with liver cancer ever been cured with chemo therapy?

Probably not. Liver cancer is best treated with surgery, if caught early. Once it is inoperable, the treatments are mostly palliative and rarely curative. Unfortunately no chemotherapy drug has shown activity against Liver Cancer. So we have started exploring targeted therapies which, including Sorafenib, have provided modest degree of benefit and some increase in overall survival. Read more...

Is radiation therapy used to cure liver cancer?

Sometimes. If the cancer is from the liver cure is only possible by surgery. If the cancer has spread to the liver and there is only one spot of metastasis then radiosurgery (a type of radiation and not surgery) can be used in an attempt to cure the patient. In that case it depends on the size of the lesion and its location in the liver. Read more...
Yes. High dose targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiotherapy (sbrt) has shown to be successful in treating liver cancer. Read more...