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Liver Cancer

Survivability of Liver Cancer

A patient’s chances of surviving liver cancer depend on a number of factors, including whether or not the tumor can be removed, the size of the tumor, and whether he or she has other serious health problems, such as cirrhosis. Patients with small, resectable tumors who do not have cirrhosis or other health conditions have a relatively good prognosis: their overall five-year survival rate is more than 50 percent. If patients with early-stage liver cancer are able to have a liver transplant, the survival rate increases to 60 to 70 percent.

However, because only a small percentage of liver cancers are caught early, the relative five-year survival rate for liver cancer is only 15 percent. 

Locations for Liver Cancer