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Can liver cancer be cured by liver transplant? Is there hope for me?

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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
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In brief: Depends

Liver cancer ( hepatoma) can be treated with liver transplant if they meet certain criteria - milan criteria for example.
There are several treatments before transplant i.e. Tace, rfa, microwave ablation, yittrium radiation which are used as bridge therapies . These additional interventions depending on your case will be helpful.

In brief: Depends

Liver cancer ( hepatoma) can be treated with liver transplant if they meet certain criteria - milan criteria for example.
There are several treatments before transplant i.e. Tace, rfa, microwave ablation, yittrium radiation which are used as bridge therapies . These additional interventions depending on your case will be helpful.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Possible

Some primary cancers of the liver may be cured with liver transplant.
There is always hope.

In brief: Possible

Some primary cancers of the liver may be cured with liver transplant.
There is always hope.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Yes, but...

Transplant prolongs survival in cases of liver cancers that arise from the liver itself: hepatocellular (hcc) mainly.
It must meet specific criteria of limited disease for a person to get a transplant. It does not work in metastatic disease or in any situation where disease outside the liver is present. Unfortunately, a true "cure" is not always the case but we keep up hopes.

In brief: Yes, but...

Transplant prolongs survival in cases of liver cancers that arise from the liver itself: hepatocellular (hcc) mainly.
It must meet specific criteria of limited disease for a person to get a transplant. It does not work in metastatic disease or in any situation where disease outside the liver is present. Unfortunately, a true "cure" is not always the case but we keep up hopes.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
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In brief: Yes

Yes for localized liver cancers total hepatectomy with liver transplantation will give excellent results.

In brief: Yes

Yes for localized liver cancers total hepatectomy with liver transplantation will give excellent results.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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