How Long Does It Take to Enter the Final Stage of Liver Cancer?

Multiple factors, including the size of the cancer, how far the disease has spread, the number of lesions, the quality of surrounding tissue, and the overall health of the patient, impact the duration of time between diagnosis to the final stage of liver cancer, explains MedicineNet.com. The five-year survival rate is 15 percent, especially low because it often coincides with other underlying health conditions. If the cancer is only located in the liver, the five-year survival rate is 28 percent.

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