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Final Stage of Primary Liver Cancer

03/04/2008

Question:

How will we know when our father enters the final stage of liver cancer?

Answer:

The liver may not work as well. Depending on if he has received palliative treatment or not for the liver cancer, he could become more jaundiced (yellow), become more encephalopathic (more sleepy and more difficult to wake up), and may also not feel like eating.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University