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liver cancer


hi all

has anybody got or had liver cancer and is it curable

    



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Suggest you talk to a doctor about that.

As with any type of illness or disease, prognosis depends on type, stage, current health, and so many other factors that only professional knowledge is worth listening to. In most cases, one persons experience is completely different to the next persons.

Otherwise use Dr Google. Lots of information, but as with anything, a little knowledge is a dangerous, and not normally correct, diagnosis.






-- Edited by TheHeaths on Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:01:12 AM

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www.smh.com.au/national/derryn-hinch-suffering-advanced-cirrhosis-20070305-gdplir.html
4 years later he got a transplant

www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/hinch-liver-transplant-surgery-a-success-20110706-1h17b.html

His was pretty extreme, and he survives still ...... the sooner you get onto diseases the better the chances of better outcomes , hope it works out ok mate

Regards ken

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TheHeaths wrote:

Suggest you talk to a doctor about that.

As with any type of illness or disease, prognosis depends on type, stage, current health, and so many other factors that only professional knowledge is worth listening to. In most cases, one persons experience is completely different to the next persons.

Otherwise use Dr Google. Lots of information, but as with anything, a little knowledge is a dangerous, and not normally correct, diagnosis.






-- Edited by TheHeaths on Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:01:12 AM


 Hi. Just wondering if the op has been overwhelmed by the doctors and he is after a laymans type of explanation. In other words he is seeking some advice in simple English.  I hope all is ok for him because this is a pretty serious question to ask. All the best mate. Regards Pete 



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Hi Gordon

I assume you are asking for yourself or a loved one.  I am an ex ICU RN.

Just on a technical point, cancer is never 'curable', but it can be successfully managed.

Your treating doctor should be able (read required) to answer that question.  A bit more problematic if a loved one.  Unless you have the skills to filter Google it will not be particularly helpful.

Short answer -

If the cancer originates in the liver it can be treated with a combination of surgery, radiation and chemo.  The prognosis depends on a lot of variables, but is significantly better than the other form below.

If the liver tumour is a result of metastasis from elsewhere (eg. bowel often) it is more problematic as the liver is essentially the final stage of blood filtration, that is it has already been through the bone marrow and brain for example.  This is a cardinal sign of late stage cancer and more difficult to treat.  But never forget, there is always hope!

 



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thanks gazza

 it is for my partner. but good news our doctor gave her 3 to 6 months to live.so we went else where and got a second opinion and after 4 weeks in hospital doing test after test they have found it to be 2 abscesses under the liver and not cancer .so they have drained them and she is fine now and not dying like the other told her

              gordon

ps.   so it shows to get a second opinion  



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What fantastic news. Nice to hear some good news with all the bad news currently happening.



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Phew !!! That's great news , that first doctor sounds terrible...... yes the more opinions the better to evaluate your options
Now you guys can go enjoy what you want to do without that stress :)

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My own cousin died within months of being diagnosed, so I was hesitant to post until now.

It is situations like these that make me reflect on where would be today if we hadn't stifled centuries of technological endeavour through wars and religious repression. After the Wright brothers left the ground, it took us only 66 years to step on the moon. Technology moves even faster today.

My own sister died of leukemia, and just missed out on the medical innovations that are available today. Imagine if our defence expenditures were diverted to medical research. I expect that I will die of something which will be curable soon after my death, assuming the world isn't nuked beforehand.

Well, that's my gripe for today.



-- Edited by dorian on Sunday 29th of December 2019 10:03:06 AM

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