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Zeroing in on Liver Cancer Treatment
the best treatment for liver cancer depends on the physician being
able to precisely identify the type, location, size and borders
of the tumor or tumors. By matching that information to a variety
of treatment possibilities and considering the benefits and limitations
of each, the physician can select the best course of action. Key
to this decision is the patient's condition and anticipated ability
to tolerate the treatment.
removal of liver cancer tumors is considered to be the most effective
treatment for liver cancer.
Unfortunately, about 70% of patients cannot have this surgery due
the size or location of the tumors or other health factors.
About Liver Cancer to learn about
the symptoms, prognosis, and progression of primary and metastatic
Treatment Options for an
informative summary of all the available therapies for liver
cancer, including resection, radiofrequency ablation, PEI, chemotherapy,
cryosurgery, chemoembolization, and hepatic arterial infusion.
understand some of the complicated medical terms? Click the
Glossary for definitions.
to find a doctor who treats liver cancer? In many places throughout
the site you can simply click Find
A Physician to locate a specialist near you.
the current Feature Article, which
begins on this page, for breaking information that can make
a big difference in your life.
more health care related Resources
there are more therapies for liver cancer than ever before. And
more hope for a positive outcome. If you are a colorectal or liver
cancer patient, you can be a better informed patient by spending
some time here. If you know someone who has colorectal or liver
cancer, tell them about this site.
*Dr Rosenberg is a consulting editor in his personal capacity and
not as a member of the
National Cancer Institute.
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