Long-term outlook for a child with hepatoblastoma
Prognosis greatly depends on:
- Extent of the disease.
- Size and location of the tumor.
- Presence or absence of metastasis.
- Tumor’s response to therapy.
- Age and overall health of your child.
- Your child’s tolerance of specific medications, procedures or therapies.
- New developments in treatment.
As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival can vary greatly from child to child. Prompt medical attention and aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis. Continuous follow-up care is essential for a child diagnosed with hepatoblastoma. New methods are continually being discovered to improve treatment and to decrease side effects.