Prognosis of Liver Cancer

The prognosis of liver cancer usually depends on the stage to which the cancer has progressed. The size of the tumors and the parts of liver that they affect, can also affect the prognosis. The patient's general health and the amount of cancer markers in the blood are also associated with the severity of the condition.

The survival rates of liver cancer are different for different people. If you already have some preexisting liver conditions such as liver cirrhosis or hepatitis infections, the prognosis is rather poor. Remission is possible if the cancer is diagnosed in its early stages and treatment is received immediately. However, if the cancer progresses and you experience cancer metastases, the prognosis may not be very good. 
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