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How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

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In brief: 3-6 months

Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging.
For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment.

In brief: 3-6 months

Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging.
For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment.
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends

It depends on: - how fast is it growing - where are the tumors growing - how many different sites are involved - how healthy is the rest of the liver - is it already resistant to medication the best case scenario would be a single metastasis that is easily accessible that occurred years after the initial liver cancer was treated.

In brief: Depends

It depends on: - how fast is it growing - where are the tumors growing - how many different sites are involved - how healthy is the rest of the liver - is it already resistant to medication the best case scenario would be a single metastasis that is easily accessible that occurred years after the initial liver cancer was treated.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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