Liver Cancer (Gastrointestinal Cancers)
Liver Cancer Treatment
Liver cancer is one of the most serious types, so it is vital that the condition is diagnosed early and you receive appropriate treatment. The treatment you receive will depend on the size and location of tumors. The following treatments are some examples of how liver cancer treatment is approached.
Surgery is often a viable option for removing cancerous tumors from the liver. If appropriate, a tumor and a small amount of healthy tissue are removed. This option is usually recommended when tumors are small, and you are experiencing relatively good liver function. A liver transplant may be necessary if removing tumors through surgery will not suffice.
Localized & Radiotherapy Treatments
There are many localized treatments that are appropriate for patients suffering from liver cancer. Heating, freezing, alcohol injection, chemotherapy drug injection and radiation beads are often viable options for destroying cancer cells before moving on to more aggressive treatment options. When you consult with Dr. David Yamini, he will fully discuss whether localized treatment options are a viable treatment option.
X-rays and protons are examples of energy sources that are used in radiotherapy to kill cancer cells or reduce the size of tumors. This is considered the most aggressive form of treatment but can result in an improved prognosis for patients with advanced stage liver cancer. You can be assured that Dr. Yamini will consider all available options before recommending a treatment to combat your liver cancer. The most important thing is that tumors are detected early, so any treatment you receive will result in the best outcome, leaving you cancer-free and healthy.
Contact our office today if you are experiencing pain or swelling in or around your liver. Dr. Yamini is here to support you through diagnosis and treatment if liver cancer is confirmed.