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Is Pazopanib safe to be given for liver metastasis?

my husband aged 64 has just been diagnosed with cancer of the kidney which has spread to the liver, the doctor wants him to try a trial drug called pazopanib, but I have read that is can damage the liver, should he go ahead, what would be his survival expectancy if he doesn't take the drug and if he did providing of course that the drug works
Tue, 28 Apr 2015
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Pazopinib will increase his survival by 8 months.

If he does not take the drug he will only live for 3 months.

Liver damage is very minor with this drug.
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Is Pazopanib safe to be given for liver metastasis?

Hi Pazopinib will increase his survival by 8 months. If he does not take the drug he will only live for 3 months. Liver damage is very minor with this drug.