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Do liver transplant patients livelong?

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In brief: They can

After the first year they do well. Much longer than w liver disease.

In brief: They can

After the first year they do well. Much longer than w liver disease.
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: If they take meds!

Most txp risks occur in the first year. After that, if the original problem was not cancer or hepatitis (which can come back after transplant), there is not usually a new problem that arises.
However, some patients therefore stop taking their anti-rejection medications - and have rejection episodes. So, the key to living long is to taking the immunosuppression reliably.

In brief: If they take meds!

Most txp risks occur in the first year. After that, if the original problem was not cancer or hepatitis (which can come back after transplant), there is not usually a new problem that arises.
However, some patients therefore stop taking their anti-rejection medications - and have rejection episodes. So, the key to living long is to taking the immunosuppression reliably.
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