Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma is generally an advanced stage of tumor with shorter survival, but the specific differences are still significant.
First, it depends on the malignancy of the primary cancer. If the primary cancer is highly malignant and metastasizes to the liver, such as pancreatic cancer, then the survival time in this case is very short, possibly only 6 months or 1 year.However, if the malignancy of the primary cancer is not high, such as colorectal cancer with liver metastases, there are often some treatment effects that are still quite good. The survival time can be 3-5 years or even longer. So it depends on the malignancy of the primary cancer.
Second, it also depends on the current severity of the liver metastases.Because whether the liver metastatic cancer is single, large or multiple, relatively large, or has invaded large blood vessels, all of this depends on the severity of the current disease, and the survival time varies greatly.In the case of single metastases, surgery may be considered, but in the case of multiple metastases throughout the liver, the opportunity for surgery is often lost and the results are certainly worse.
The third is that it depends on the treatment, because how effective the treatment is and how well the treatment plan is chosen also has a lot to do with it. If the treatment is effective, such as chemotherapy and targeted immunotherapy, which can effectively kill the primary and metastatic tumors, and with active surgery, the survival time is likely to be prolonged.
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