2 doctors weighed in:

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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
14 years in practice
468K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors