Liver Cancers

Types of Liver Cancer

We treat all types of liver cancer. Whether cancer started in another part of the body and spread to the liver (metastatic liver cancer), or it formed in the liver itself (primary liver cancer). Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary liver cancer and most often occurs in a damaged or diseased liver. The best outcomes occur when we treat HCC early. Vulnerable to metastatic cancer, the liver functions as the body’s blood filter since it is exposed to cancers that form throughout the body from lungs to the colon. Our goal is to treat the source of the cancer and minimize its effect on the liver. Once cancer has reached the liver, our oncologists work to shrink it and eliminate it through treatment.
Tumors can also form in the bile ducts that carry bile produced by the liver even if there are no other cancers in the body. These cancers, cholangiocarcinoma, can grow large by the time we discover them if you are otherwise healthy. The first most common symptoms is yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice) which may occur only once the cancer has spread.