Not necessarily. Liver cancer is a pretty bad diagnosis, depends whether it is primary or metastatic. There is treatment though including transplant if you are young and in good shape, and there are many other novel treatments as well. You need close follow up with your doctors at this point and to evaluate all the options. Good luck!
No . Cancer can be of the liver (several types, none good, but often treatable, sometimes curable if caught early enough with meds, srrgery, other rx, or liver transplant), or spread to the liver from cancer of another organ. That is generally a bad sign of disease, advanced stage. Even so, depending on the cancer being treated, can have good response, prolonged life, less commonly cure.
Not necessarily. A few primary cancers of the liver may be resected successfully or be treated by liver transplantation. Metastatic cancers to the liver are far commoner and represent an incurable stage, however, medication may allow survival for many years. It is not possible to predict the outcome in an individual patient.
Many options. Check with your doc embolization with interventional radiology is one option there are many other ones you want to see the experts asap.
How to provide relief to 70 years old man in final stage of liver cancer? Pain is in control with pain killers but how to control fatigue and anxiety?
Palliative care. Patients with late stage cancer need palliative care(symptom relief). This can be provided by a palliative care specialist(if there is one available) . Otherwise his oncologist can control his symptoms with proper medication. I think you have already told us that your father is on decadron which can cause hyperactivity/anxiety type reaction. This requires dose reduction by 50%. Ativan can relax hi. Read more...
My mom had a positive ifob in october a month later she passed from final stages of liver cancer how is that possible all in 1 month?
Late stage cancer. Without knowing all the details of the situation, i think that the late stage of liver cancer was likely the cause of death. The ifob may have been positive secondary to rectal varices from liver failure, especially in the setting of long standing cirrhosis of the liver. Read more...