Liver Cancer Treatment
Liver cancer begins in the cells of your liver. And if you have been diagnosed with liver cancer, you probably have many questions about the treatments available to you.
Making Treatment Decisions
You don’t have to make a quick decision about treatment because it is important to give yourself time to understand your options. It is also important you ask questions about anything you don’t understand.
If you want a second opinion, and more time to make a decision, ask your doctor for help on where to start. Getting a second opinion will give you more information and allow you to think further about what treatments might help you best.
Your doctor will likely develop a treatment plan based on certain factors, including:
- How much of your liver has been affected by the cancer
- Whether the cancer is spreading
- Your preferences
- Your overall health
- Any possibility of damage to the healthy parts of your liver
You doctor will then discuss your treatment options, the benefit of each treatment, and any side effects or potential complications.
The main treatments for liver cancer are:
- Surgery and liver transplant
- Biological therapy
- Radiation Therapy
- Localized treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation