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Liver cancer occurs in the cells of your liver which is the largest glandular organ in the body. It’s a vital organ that aids in digestion and stores nutrients such as glucose, so the body remains nourished and free of toxins and harmful substances. So when cancer develops, it destroys liver cells and interferes with the ability of the liver to function normally.
Two Cancer We Treat can form in the liver classified as primary or secondary. While primary liver cancer begins in the cells of the liver, secondary liver cancer develops when cancer cells from another organ spread to the liver. The most common type of liver cancer are:
In the early stages, liver cancer doesn’t cause any symptoms. When symptoms do appear, they can be easily mistaken for other liver conditions, such as jaundice. Symptoms of liver cancer are likely to include:
If the patient experiences any of these symptoms, they should consult with their doctor immediately.
Liver cancer is caused by mutations in the cell DNA. These mutations cause cells to grow out of control and form a malignant tumour, which is a mass of cancerous cells. In some cases, liver cancer is caused by chronic hepatitis infections. However, liver cancer can also happen in people with no underlying diseases.
While infections can cause liver cancer, there are other factors that can also increase the risk, including:
Our doctors will ask the patients about their symptoms and medical history. They will also perform a physical exam to identify the lumps or other symptoms of liver cancer. For further diagnosis, they may several tests, including:
In liver cancer, treatment may depend on various factors. These may include the liver function, the stage of the cancer and the levels of alpha-fetoprotein. Based on the diagnosis, possible complications and the patient’s preference, our doctors will recommend the most-effective treatment option for liver cancer.
It’s the most common treatment option in which the surgeon will surgically remove the tumour ot the entire liver through various approaches. Our doctors implement methods to perform bladder cancer surgery, which are:
In chemotherapy, our doctors will use a group of drugs to stop cancer from spreading. Cancer cells absorb the drugs faster than normal cells, thus slowing their growth. These drugs can be delivered through a vein or a catheter, depending on the stage of cancer.
Our surgeon will use controlled radiation to damage or destroy the DNA of cancer cells. Our radiation oncologist will use a machine to direct the energy beams on the cancer cells. It can be used in combination with chemotherapy if surgery isn’t an option.