Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 12 hours.

Days of StayUsually 7 to 21 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside of the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Liver Cancer?

Liver cancer, also called primary liver cancer, can be damaged by primary liver cancer. Cancer that spreads from anywhere to the liver, known as liver metastasis. Liver metastasis is a malignant tumour in the liver that has spread to another part of the body affected by cancer. The stages of liver cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. In most of the cases, it’s difficult to say the reason for liver cancer.

The main type of primary liver cancer-

  1. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  2. Fibrolamellar carcinoma
  3. cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  4. Angiosarcoma 
  5. Hepatoblastoma

 

Liver cancer sign & symptoms are following:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • An enlarged liver
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Itching
  • Fever

Liver cancer risk factors are the following:

  • Heavy  alcohol drinking
  • Hepatitis infection
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Aflatoxins

 

  • The liver cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

 

Oncology surgeon will advise some investigation (blood test, CT scan, MRI  and liver biopsy) to know the stage of your liver cancer helps the doctor to decide which treatments is good. Screening has been shown to reduce your risk of dying of liver cancer. The stages of liver cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of a liver Cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all of them.

  • Surgery: Oncology surgeon will plan for surgery depends on the location, size, and locally invasive characteristics of a tumour and stops cancer from spreading to other parts of your body. 

Types of surgery in liver cancer include:

  1. Partial Hepatectomy- To remove small parts of a tumour from the healthy liver.
  2. Liver transplant- Liver transplant is the best option for the advanced liver disease. It is the replacement of a diseased liver with the healthy liver from another person.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy anti-cancer drugs directly given to the liver and it helps to control and shrink a tumour.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation is not often used for liver cancer patients, it is possible to provide well-targeted radiation to a tumour, to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours.

 

Doctors will advise the patient for routine follow-up and investigation every three months like blood tests, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels, liver function tests (LFTs). Ultrasound, CT, or MRI scans. The doctor will monitor the patient’s signs of liver cancer recurrence.   

Liver Cancer Success Rates is good but it’s depending on stage, grade and age.  A 5-year relative survival rate is 50% at an early stage, but in liver transplant, the success rate is 90%.  

 Stage of Liver Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage I

50%

Stage II

52%

Stage III

41%

Stage IV

1%

 

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of liver cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this liver cancer surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my liver cancer?
  • What is the stage of my liver cancer?
  • What are the survival chances of liver cancer?
  • How long does it take for the liver to regenerate itself?
  • How long do you have to live with cirrhosis of the liver?
  • Is there is any chance of reoccurrence of liver cancer?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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LIVER CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 12 hours.

Days of StayUsually 7 to 21 days at the hospital and 4 weeks outside of the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Liver Cancer?

Liver cancer, also called primary liver cancer, can be damaged by primary liver cancer. Cancer that spreads from anywhere to the liver, known as liver metastasis. Liver metastasis is a malignant tumour in the liver that has spread to another part of the body affected by cancer. The stages of liver cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. In most of the cases, it’s difficult to say the reason for liver cancer.

The main type of primary liver cancer-

  1. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  2. Fibrolamellar carcinoma
  3. cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  4. Angiosarcoma 
  5. Hepatoblastoma

 

symptoms

Liver cancer sign & symptoms are following:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • An enlarged liver
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Itching
  • Fever

risk factors

Liver cancer risk factors are the following:

  • Heavy  alcohol drinking
  • Hepatitis infection
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Aflatoxins

 

preparation

  • The liver cancer patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

 

procedure

Oncology surgeon will advise some investigation (blood test, CT scan, MRI  and liver biopsy) to know the stage of your liver cancer helps the doctor to decide which treatments is good. Screening has been shown to reduce your risk of dying of liver cancer. The stages of liver cancer are Stage I, II, III and stage IV. 

Treatment of a liver Cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all of them.

  • Surgery: Oncology surgeon will plan for surgery depends on the location, size, and locally invasive characteristics of a tumour and stops cancer from spreading to other parts of your body. 

Types of surgery in liver cancer include:

  1. Partial Hepatectomy- To remove small parts of a tumour from the healthy liver.
  2. Liver transplant- Liver transplant is the best option for the advanced liver disease. It is the replacement of a diseased liver with the healthy liver from another person.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy anti-cancer drugs directly given to the liver and it helps to control and shrink a tumour.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation is not often used for liver cancer patients, it is possible to provide well-targeted radiation to a tumour, to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours.

 

post procedure

Doctors will advise the patient for routine follow-up and investigation every three months like blood tests, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels, liver function tests (LFTs). Ultrasound, CT, or MRI scans. The doctor will monitor the patient’s signs of liver cancer recurrence.   

success rate

Liver Cancer Success Rates is good but it’s depending on stage, grade and age.  A 5-year relative survival rate is 50% at an early stage, but in liver transplant, the success rate is 90%.  

 Stage of Liver Cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage I

50%

Stage II

52%

Stage III

41%

Stage IV

1%

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of liver cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this liver cancer surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my liver cancer?
  • What is the stage of my liver cancer?
  • What are the survival chances of liver cancer?
  • How long does it take for the liver to regenerate itself?
  • How long do you have to live with cirrhosis of the liver?
  • Is there is any chance of reoccurrence of liver cancer?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • How long I have to say in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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