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my dear friend has just returned from having a scan and liver

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my dear friend has just returned from having a scan and liver and stomach cancer has been diagnosed - please what can she expect - she has been having tummy aches and losing weight for about 2-3 months
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend

Is the primary source of cancer the stomach and spread to the liver?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes i believe so but is waiting now for hospital appointment - what are her chances and treatment

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks Sharon.

If the cancer has spread to another organ it is stage 4

I don't like to deliver bad news online but this has a very poor prognosis.

5 year survival or the amount of folks alive at 5 years is 4%

She will need chemotherapy to shrink the tumors. That will likely be the only treatment.

Possibly radiation

I'm very sorry about this. My condolences.

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)