Question: Does chemotherapy work in helping to cure liver cancer? How effective is chemotherapy. I know someone who has primary liver cancer (so hasn't spread anywhere in the body) and is about to start chemotherapy in order to shrink the tuma/s on the liver to then remove them surgically.
Answer: If you study the figures, you'll find plenty of opinions on both sides. The ACS claims a 44% percent success rate in treating all cancers with chemotherapy, but their figures are based on five year survival rates.
Ten year survival rates for cancer treated with chemotherapy are less than ten percent.
That is a lower survival rate than untreated cancers.
The sad fact of the matter is that cancer is a billion dollar industry, and there are many people with great influence, who have a vested interest in keeping cancer alive.
The key to their profit has always been the patenting of pharmaceutical drugs and treatments of the symptoms, and not the cause. They claim not to understand the cause of cancer, and yet fervently deny any cure exists, and if you suggest otherwise, they claim you are a quack. For almost a hundred years, doctors have come forward with effective treatments for all kinds of cancer, and been suppressed; Because natural remedies cannot be patented, and hence reap no profit for the pharmaceutical industry.
Cancer is caused by imbalance and toxicity in the system.
It is brought on by elements in our air and water, but primarily our food. The majority of food in America today is toxic, and can cause a wide variety of diseases, from cancer, to diabetes, to heart problems and immune dysfunction.
Chemotherapy does nothing to treat this cause. In fact, it introduces more toxins into they system and cripples the immune system.
Don't take my word for it, do your research online. Google "chemotherapy survival rates"
Then, if you're as unsatisfied with western treatments as I am, google these:
Modern medicine will tell you this is all quackery...
From atop the growing pile of chemotherapy treated and radiated corpses, 56 million annually.
Ask yourself if you would trust the same men who push pills on you during the nightly news, between commercials for greasy fast food burgers and shiny American cars made in Mexico, or are they just in it for the money?
The answer might save your friend's life.
Question: What are your chances of living if you get liver cancer surgery? A very close person in my family has been diagnosed with liver cancer. He is gonna be getting surgery very soon an i wanna know what are the chances of him living..
Thank you so much!!!
Please Pray for him!
Answer: i will pray for the poor person from the core of heart.
i would like to know what kind of cancer was that was it primary or
secondary? and also was benign or malignant.
secondary cancers are dangerous one with little chances of life.
if it was a benign then it can have good prognosis.
It is also important whether how much of the liver is involved by the cancer.
Which kind of surgery is he gona have,whether whole of the liver is being removed or half of it.
if a part of liver is being removed then the good news is that liver grows back, it has regerating power?
if whole of it is being removed,then my frend there is no other organ in our body that can perform funtions like liver..
a very neurotoxic(brain distroyer) substance called ammonia produced by breakdown of proteins is removed from blood by THE LIVER and due to any reason liver is failed or absent to perform this important function the ammonia accumulates in blood and stars dystroying brain ...and then end result is coma..
Question: What does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole? My dad was diagnosed with liver, lung and colon cancer in Nov. He was given 6-9 months. Does this mean his liver is beginning to shut down?
Answer: that his stomach is not producing the necessary acids/enzymes to breakdown the pills. call the Dr, many medications for cancer patients come in liquid form and can be absorbed through the membranes in the mouth by placing it under the tongue.
Question: How long will a dog with liver cancer live? My step mom's 12 or 13 year old black lab has liver cancer and I was wondering how long it would have to live?
Answer: That's too hard to answer. It just depends on the severity of the cancer and where it is in your dog.
Question: How much drinking / drugs would cause liver cancer for someone who has a family history? I have a family history of liver cancer, but I am a heavy drinker and occasional drug user...and have been since I was 15. I'm 21 now...am I going to get liver cancer?
Answer: I had the same problems in my family when I was your age. 'HAD', meaning both my parents died of alcohol related problems. My Mom had an extremely enlarged liver, but died of nearly total organ failure. I can still remember the doctor who opened her up telling us that her insides were turned to a gelatin like state. They couldn't even sew her organ rupture together! She just kept bleeding until she died. Alcohol will do alot more then screw with your liver.
Question: If you have cirrhosis of the liver can that bring on liver cancer? Can you have cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer at the same time. If you had cirrhosis of the liver is liver cancer worse or will both kill you around the same time? Can you live longer with cirrhosis about how long. Thank you, I'm writing a story and one of my characters is struggling with this issue. Thank you for you help.
Answer: When the liver cells become damaged,
by any number of causes, the immune system
of the body responds to this and causes
inflammation to develop inside the liver.
The cause has to be found and, if possible,
stopped and the inflammation has to be
treated...if not, it can lead to death of the
liver cells and scar tissue formation inside
the liver. This scar tissue will block the flow
of blood to the other liver cells and also
block the flow of blood through the liver,
on its way back to the heart.
As the cells of the liver die off, the functions
(500 plus) they do to keep the body well,
starts to deteriorate, also. The liver start
to die slowly as they cells do and the
functions go down at the same time.
This can happen fast in some patients and
slower in others.
With cancer, it depends on how fast growing
the cancer is and whether or not it came
from another part of the body to the liver or
started in the liver and stayed there, or
started in the liver and then went to other
areas. If cancer is found just in the liver, itself...
the patient may be placed on the transplant
list for another liver. It will depend alot, also,
on how many growth (tumors) are in the liver
and how large they are. Cancer that has
spread to or come from another area...is
very poor prognosis of living long. It becomes
too difficult to treat and it will keep advancing
to other areas.
Yes, it is possible to have cirrhosis and
cancer together. The cells of the liver can
become damaged If the cancer tumor keep enlarging and multiplying in size.
People who have cirrhosis are at a greater
risk of developing cancer.
It depends on how fast the cancer or
cirrhosis advances; how old the patient is;
if they have other medical problems; if they
can withstand the long hours of surgery for
the transplant; whether they respond to
treatment; if they are able to stop the cause
of the cell damage (like alcohol, medication
toxification, chemical exposure, etc).....
You really cannot say how long a person
has to live. The doctors can only give
an educated guess because they have
the patient's medical background and see
the results of their blood, film, and biopsy
Cirrhosis of the liver and Cancer of the liver
are both like living through a nightmare.
Both are facing death, head on.
I hope this information has been of some help
to you. Best wishes for a great story.
Question: What's the best primary liver cancer treatment available in india. My father is 70 years old can't be operated? My father is 70 year old and has been recently diagnosed with primary liver cancer doctor's opinion is that he cant be operated.
I want to seek a second opinion from the best hospital other then Tata memorial, mumbai. Please suggest me a doctor who specializes in Liver cancer and the best hospital.
Answer: Lahore cancer Treatment Center
Question: Can you explain liver cancer to me in simple terms? My sister's father in law was diagnosed with liver cancer a few weeks ago. It's very aggressive. Can you explain to me what he might be going through? Thanks~
He's getting TheraSphere treatment soon, if I should include that.
Answer: Hi, Sarah. I'm sorry your family is going through this illness.
Parsleys gave you some good information about liver cancer, so I'll give you some basic information about the TheraSphere treatments.
Since your sister's father in law is getting the TheraSphere treatment, I am assuming that the cancer started in his liver, not somewhere else in his body. This is called primary liver cancer. Primary liver cancer is aggressive, as you said, and it is hard to catch early. But the good news is there are new break-through treatments available (like TheraSphere)
The TheraSphere treatment is a promising new treatment for liver cancer. In the treatment, tiny glass beads (called microspheres) delivers radiation directly to the liver. The beads contain a radioactive material that is specially aimed to destroy cancer cells. To deliver the treatment, a doctor will make a small cut in the patient's thigh and put a tube into the part of the artery in the liver that feeds the tumor. Then, the beads will be sent through the tube into the cancer's blood supply. Once they are in the liver, the beads get trapped in the small blood vessels that feed the tumor and radiation gets delivered directly to the tumor. This has many benefits: it does not destroy health cells, like chemotherapy and radiation do, and fewer treatments are needed. Also, this treatment is not toxic like chemotherapy, so the side effects he may experience should not be quite as bad. Some of the side effects of the TheraSphere treatment are feeling tired, a slight fever, nausea, mild abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.
I hope this is the kind of information you were looking for Good luck to you and your family.
Question: Is there a way to reduce or stop fluid gathering in the feet due to bone and liver cancer? My grandmother has cancer that has spread to her liver. Her lungs are gathering fluid already, but recently her feet have begun to gather fluid. Is there something we can do to reduce or stop the fluid build-up in her feet?
Answer: She should elevate her feet as much as possible, even slightly, as this should help reduce the edema in her legs and feet.
Ask her doctor if he thinks her edema would respond to diuretics (water tablets).
For the fluid in her lungs (pulmonary edema), treatments include:
The product branded as Lasix (furosemide) is also available in injection form, as is Bumex.
Best wishes to you and your grandmother.
Question: If a liver cancer marker is 101 with someone who has Stage IV liver cancer, how long might he survive? My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2007, which spread to his liver, Stage IV. His cancer marker was 349 and the doctors said he could expect to live 6 months, that his cancer would probably not respond well to chemo. After 6 chemo treatments, his cancer marker came way down to 101, but no one will tell us he can now expect to live years instead of months. Anyone know what we should expect?
Answer: Well that's good news isn't it. So take each day as it comes. remember everyone is different, so what is for one is not for someone else, if that makes any sense. Look forward to some good times together, do any of us really need to know how long we have, just enjoy what you can, when you can. Try to make life as stress free as possible for both of you. I wish you all the best x
Question: What is the expected duration of liver cancer? About how long would liver cancer last?
Answer: Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.
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Question: I want to know what is the life expectancy of liver cancer? My aunt was diagnosed with liver cancer and I would like to know the seriousness of it. I also would like to know what is the life expectancy of liver cancer patients. Please help....I am really worried about her.
Answer: On the seriousness scale, it is very serious. You are not giving any information to determine the survival rate. At best the 5-year survival rate is about 85%, but only about 10% fall into this category. At worst, survival is 3-6 months.
Question: What can I expect from a liver cancer diagnosis? Two weeks ago a friend was diagnosed with liver cancer. She also has tumors in the lining of the stomach. Her physician gave her 6 months but is sending her to the Unniversity of Pa. for a 3 hr. proceedure (she has already had her fluids drained) which uses a light to see into her stomach and liver. I am discouraged her dr. told her 6 months.
Answer: The University of Pa is a comprehensive cancer site but not sure if their focus is liver cancer? In the same state though is the University of Pittsburg which has an excellent research and cancer treatment facility for liver cancer .. considered innovative and one of the best . .
Liver Cancer Center
UPCI Liver Cancer Program
Pittsburgh has a treatment called intra-peritoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion where they do abdominal surgery to remove all visible tumors and than pour heated chemo directly into the abdomen. My son had this done and it gave him an additional two years . . so that would be very hopeful for your friend.
What you and she need to do now is to keep her alive as long as possible . . she needs to learn to live with her cancer. The reason for this is that medical science is constantly changing and finding out new information . . there could be a breakthrough that would benefit your friend . .so she should focus on that and stay hopeful.
There is also a procedure called RFA . . radiofrequency ablation in which liver tumors can be ablated (disintegrated with heat) . . Pittsburg also offers that.
As for her physician giving her 6 months . . don't pay attention to this . . individuals are not statistics . . and no one, not even a doctor will know how long a patient will live.
Please read The Median isn't the Message:
Question: What is the impact on economic development and lifestyle of LIVER CANCER? What is the impact on economic development and lifestyle of liver canceR?
Answer: My mom has liver cancer and lived poor growing up. After living poor for so long (9 other siblings also), she married and soon started her own preschool. Money isn't much of a problem and hasn't been for the last 20 years or so. BUT when she got money, she started eating fast food often. Fat, greasy, calorie-ridden foods that I believe helped give her liver cancer. I once read that eating a big mac meal from McDonald's damaged your liver just as much as being really really drunk. Think of the people that get really drunk and then end their night with Steak and Shake or a similar fast food joint. Lots of cases will be springing up of this in the next 15 years for my generation if we make it that far.
Question: How probable is Hepatitis B carrier getting liver cancer? How probable is Hepatitis B carrier getting liver cancer later in his/her life? And is there any way to prevent this?
Here's the blood test results:
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Positive
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody: Negative
Hepatitis B e-antigen: Negative
Hepatitis B Core IGM Antibody: Negative
Hepatitis B e-antibody: Postive
All the Hepatic Function Panel test results (including AST, ALT, and AFP) are normal.
Answer: You're carrier.
Chance for Hep B infection become chronic liver infection is 5%.
15 - 20 % from 5% have chanceto become chirrhosis and hepatoma (liver cancer).
Question: My mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer 2 weeks ago. It has also spread to her liver. How bad is it? She had surgery last week to remove the bowel cancer, which was 90% covering her bowel. The surgery was a success, but now there are also secondary cancers in her liver. At the moment the doctor can say there are 3 lumps in the liver, but he says there may be more they dont know about.
Mum has to start chemo in a few weeks.
Can someone please tell me the best and worst case scenario for secondary liver cancer.
Any advice would also be appreciated. Thanks.
Answer: Best Case is that she will go through one round of treatment. Which may include hair falling out, days of extreme fatigue, and sickness. And the cancer goes away.
Worst case is that she goes through all of that and the cancer spreads. And I do not have to tell you what the end result will be.
I have some info I would like you to look at that may aid her in her treatment. Please consider all avenues before it is too late to help her. I totally believe in it and have seen it work in other people with Stage 4 cancer.
You are in my prayers and I hope that all turns out well for you.
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