The overall 5-year survival for those afflicted with liver cancer is 16 percent, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Liver cancer kills approximately 23,000 people annually in the United States, as of 2015. Approximately 33,190 people are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each
The survival rate for stage 2 liver cancer is 28 percent, as stated by the American Cancer Society as of January 2015. The survival rate means that 28 percent of people with stage 2 liver cancer will live at least 5 years after their cancer is diagnosed.
Survival rates for secondary liver cancer vary greatly depending on the initial location of the cancer, notes the University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery. The five-year survival rate typically ranges from 11 to 20 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.
The overall relative five-year survival rate for liver cancer is 15 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates vary according to the stage of the cancer: 28 percent for localized, 7 percent for regional and 2 percent for distant.
As of 2006, the 5-year relative survival rates for prostate, breast, bladder colorectal and lung cancer are 100 percent, 90 percent, 81 percent, 67 percent and 16 percent respectively, reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall relative 5-year survival rate for all types of cancer
It is impossible to survive without a liver. Unlike some organs, such as the gallbladder and appendix, which can be removed without causing death, the liver is essential to the human body.
Symptoms of liver cancer include loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, pain and swelling in the abdomen, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, chalky stools and yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin. However, early stages of liver cancer often present no symptoms, as stated by Mayo Clinic.
More than half of all primary liver cancer cases are caused by cirrhosis of the liver, a condition involving scarring of the liver that is usually brought on by alcohol abuse; however, most cases of liver cancer are secondary, meaning that the cancer began elsewhere and metastasized, or spread, to t
Loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, nausea, vomiting and feeling full after eating a small amount are some early signs of liver cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Generally, the symptoms of liver cancer are not present until the disease is in its advanced stages.
In the early stages of primary liver cancer, people may not have any major symptoms, states the American Cancer Society. It is in the later stages that symptoms occur and can include abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant of the stomach, spleen or liver enlargement, jaundice, loss of appetite, w