Overview of Liver Cancer
An estimated 40,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. There are several types of liver cancer including hepatocellular carcinoma, bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), angiosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma.
Liver Cancer Treatment
A liver cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but our care team and advancements in surgical techniques and chemotherapies bring hope for the future. Treatment options vary depending on the stage of cancer, the tumor’s location and size, and a patient’s overall health. Liver cancer treatment may include:
- Liver transplant
- Y90/yttrium-90/directed radiation bead therapy
- Radiosurgery/Cyberknife®/stereotactic body radiation treatment (SBRT)
- Proton therapy
Specialized Centers for Liver Cancer Care
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, and
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth are among a handful of centers in the nation with
a dedicated facility and team focused on treating patients with liver cancer. The physicians and surgeons on the medical staff have extensive experience with these complex cancers and work closely with nurses and coordinators to develop a personalized care plan for each patient.
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.