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Cousin's husband has stage 4 liver cancer from cirrhosis due to alcoholism and hepatitis c. But no metastasis. Any hope for him?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Stage IVA

This is disease that's spread to be inoperable but no distant metastases.
Maybe 10% of these folks are alive five years later. A cure is very unlikely even with science marching onward. Hope may come in the form of being surrounded by folks who love him, having a happy marriage (many of us never experience this), or (I hope) exchanging forgiveness and growing spiritually.

In brief: Stage IVA

This is disease that's spread to be inoperable but no distant metastases.
Maybe 10% of these folks are alive five years later. A cure is very unlikely even with science marching onward. Hope may come in the form of being surrounded by folks who love him, having a happy marriage (many of us never experience this), or (I hope) exchanging forgiveness and growing spiritually.
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