Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

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.