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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can Hepatic Carcinoma with Portal vein thrombosis be treated to increase life expectancy?

My father is diagnosed with Hepatic Carcinoma with Portal vein thrombosis. He was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and undergone Interferon therapy, but unfirtunately relapsed. He has got edema in both legs. Can any one suggest is there any procedure which can extend his life expectancy and alleviate the symptoms.

Currently he is prescribed with Soranib
Tue, 4 Oct 2016
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-Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your querry.

Considering your description this is 4,stage of liver carcinoma and prognosis is generally very poor unfortunately. There is no possilbity for surgical resection of course and all other treatments are palliative measures. These include chemotherapy, etanol injections, TACE and others but all these may carry some risk for complications and may prolong life only for few weeks or few months,not more.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help
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