The liver is one of the major
organs in the body. It is involved
in many processes of the body to
keep a person healthy. The liver
is made up of many diff erent
cell types but the two main ones
are liver cells (hepatocytes)
and cells lining the bile ducts
The cells in the liver can undergo
changes to form cancer. Most
primary liver cancers begin in
Liver cancer is the 4th most
common cancer affecting men in
These signs usually do not show up until the later stages.
These symptoms may be caused by a number of problems and may not indicate the presence of cancer, but if any of the above symptoms persists or is bothering you, do consult your doctor for advice.
Routine liver cancer screening is usually performed on patients who have chronic liver disease, especially hepatitis B patients.
The treatment for liver cancer is mainly by surgery. Where this is not possible, other interventions like ablation (RFA) and localised chemotherapy (TACE) are used.*
In advanced liver cancer when local therapy is not an option, treatment with drugs like sorafenib are usually used.
*Liver transplantation may be considered in selected cases where the size of tumour is not too massive but surgery is not feasible due to the patient’s limited liver reserve.
Specialist services are available at the following institutions:
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