Overview of Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is when cells in the liver grow at an abnormal pace. It is not the same as cancers that start somewhere else in the body and then spread to the liver. There are different types of liver cancer, but they are all rare: hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, angiosarcoma and hemangioendothelioma.
Liver Cancer Treatment
A liver cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but our care team and advancements in surgical techniques and chemotherapies brings you hope for the future. Your treatment team may include diagnostic and interventional radiologists, medical, surgical and radiation oncologists on the medical staff – and many others.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of liver cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Liver Transplant
- Thermal Ablation
- Ethanol Ablation
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Intra-arterial chemoembolization
- Transarterial Embolization
- Radiation Therapy
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Liver Cancer Care
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat liver cancer.