/ About Liver Cancer
In many cases, the cause of liver cancer is unknown, but it is associated with some risk factors like hepatitis or cirrhosis. Symptoms are rare in the early stages, but unplanned weight loss, abdominal pain or yellow skin/eyes may occur. In the U.S., about 30,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year. Early detection means a more positive prognosis.
Our comprehensive multispecialty team diagnoses and treats more upper GI cancer cases than any other hospital in the region. High volumes also indicate better outcomes for more complicated surgical procedures.
We specialize in helping you fight for positive outcomes against liver cancer. Your treatment for liver cancer depends on:
Our comprehensive multispecialty team diagnoses and treats more upper GI cancer cases than any other hospital in the region. We perform approximately 80 major surgeries for liver and biliary cancer each year, and with these high volumes have improved patient and disease outcomes.
A minimally invasive method of destroying tumor cells.
Some cancers in the liver can be managed with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is typically used along with other treatments discussed here.
Using advanced techniques, a radiologist can access the liver directly through the skin. Some cancers are treated by placing a probe into the tumor and burning the tissue. Other types of treatment involve administration of radiation or chemotherapy directly into the blood vessels supplying the cancer.
Surgery to remove the cancerous part of the liver is called hepatectomy. The amount of liver removed is dependent upon the tumor size and location.
The NanoKnife® is a novel, non-heat based procedure allowing treatment of locally advanced tumors near blood vessels. It may provide an additional treatment option for some tumors that are otherwise considered inoperable.