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Suffering from metastatic liver cancer. Have jaundice and distended stomach. Life expectancy?

My Father was just diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic liver cancer that originated in the colon . He has become severely jaundiced and has developed a tight distended stomach . Any general idea of how long I should realistically expect him to survive? I am just trying to arm myself with knowledge so I can prepare myself emotionally to help better be there for my family and loved ones.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to hCM.
I am sorry about your father and this serious disease.
It is not easy to predict such things ,but this is the worst stage of cancer and one of the most serious types of cancer. It is more important to make him easier to stand all this.
Considering literature life expectany is about 3-6 months, with minor possiility that he will live more than 1 year.
WIsh you good luck.

Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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