Potentially resectable: If your cancer is early stage and the rest of your liver is healthy, surgery (partial hepatectomy) may cure you. Still, not all studies have found this, and more research is needed to know the value (if any) of adding other treatments to surgery.
Can you survive liver cancer?
For the 43% of people who are diagnosed at an early stage, the 5-year survival rate is 31%. If liver cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 11%. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 3%.
What are the early signs of liver failure?
General symptoms of liver disease include the following: Abdominal pain (located on the right side of the body, beneath the ribs) Abnormal stools. Flu-like symptoms (e.g., fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle or joint pain, fever)
How much does it cost to treat liver cancer?
At Baptist Memorial Health Care, in Tennessee, surgery on the liver can cost $60,000 without complications, but costs can increase to $100,000 with major complications. Stereotactic radiosurgery, a targeted radiation treatment sometimes used for liver cancer, typically costs $12,000-$55,000.