How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

Consider treatment. In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placebo (sugar pill). Patients taking the medication sorafenib lived about 11 months. Patients in the placebo group lived an average of 8 months. Every patient is different, but this is about what you could expect with no treatment. Speak with your doctor.

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My 85 year old mom was told stage 4 liver cancer doing no treatment need to leave work. How long does she have I want to help with herand spend time?

Probably short. Sadly, stage IV liver cancer is usually life-threatening within a few weeks or months. Also, I am guessing that she actually has stage IV cancer in her liver, meaning the cancer has traveled from somewhere else. When that happens, without good treatment options, people tend to decline fairly rapidly. I am sorry, but i would plan on less than 3 months. Read more...
Varies but not long. How long some one lives with stage IV liver cancer( hepatocellular cancer and not metastatic from other primary site) depends on the aggressiveness of the cancer and how well she is functioning. Would suggest spending as much time sooner while you can mutually enjoy each other's company. Weeks to a few months. Read more...

What can I do if my mom has stage 4 liver cancer shes 72 years old. She start treatment next week. What is the survival rate?

Difficult to say. If this is liver cancer and not another cancer that has spread to the liver, it is not operable at this point which would be the only way to cure the disease. Liver transplants have been used in this case but again not in stage IV cancer. The survival rate will depend on how well the patient responds to the therapy. Some of the new drugs have improved survival significantly. Read more...
It depends. Without knowing what type of liver cancer it is, it is difficult to give an accurate survival rate. Unfortunately, in general, stage 4 describes advanced disease with typically low survival rates, but there are always exceptions to the rule. Any underlying health conditions that your mother has may affect her survival rate as well. Read more...

Will alkaline water and foods help prolong the life of a liver cancer patient stage 4? What could be done to the patient without any further treatment

No change. Alkaline water is no better different than bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) added to your water but it is expensive. I am sorry to hear about stage 4 liver cancer. Talk to your doctor about any research for patients with your type of cancer and if the nih is offering trials for nutrition in cancer. Talk with family members about goals and expectations in an open manner and expect more than one discussion. Read more...
Minimal effect. Alkaline water will do nothing. Stage 4 liver ca patients should generally consider palliative and comfort care under the guidance of their doc. Palliative care is the specialty of medicine that deals with comfort, pain control and dignity at the end of life. Read more...

My aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that spread to her spine about 6 months ago. Last month they stopped treatment and gave her hospice services. She also has copd, life expectancy?

Brief. Sad situation and comfort and family are the best! Read more...
Sorry to hear. Unfirtunately, i would have to say less than 1-2 months. Spend time with her and keep her comfortable. Read more...
Short. Liver cancers vary in aggressiveness and life expectancies depend on many factors. But survival is probably in range of weeks to few months if not sooner. Read more...

What treatments are available for stage 4 liver cancer?

Considerations... ...include tumor stage, liver function, side effects of treatment, your overall health, chances of curing the disease, extending life, or relieving symptoms. Based on these factors, treatment options may include: Surgery (partial hepatectomy or transplant) Tumor ablation Tumor embolization Radiation therapy Targeted therapy Chemotherapy. Read more...
Nexavar,Stivarga and. Unfortunately stage 4 liver cancer is hard to treat; new drugs like Nexavar and Stivargacan help some-see http://tinyurl.com/k6hlctm But I'd combine those with alternative therapies;while many remain unproven,given the limited effectiveness of standard treatments they're safe to try and you have little to lose. See https://www.cancertutor.com/liver_cancer/ and find a Dr. familiar with alternatives. Read more...