Reported survival rates range from 7 to 40 percent five years after diagnosis. Complete surgical removal of the tumor improves this survival rate. Combined with early detection, complete removal of the tumor can also decrease the rate of recurrence.
Patients whose tumors are not removed surgically have an average survival of 12 months, while those who had tumors completely removed survived for an average of 9 years. The Foundation is aware of fibrolamellar patients who remain NED (no evidence of disease) for as long as 20 years after complete removal of the tumor and before any spread of disease.