General FAQS of Liver Cancer Treatment
There are 2 types of liver cancer primary and secondary, but primary is the most common type of cancer.
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or Hepatoma: It is a most common type of liver cancer and affects the nearby organs like pancreas, stomach and intestines. It often occurs in the people who intake alcohol in abundance amount.
- Cholangiocarcinoma: It is a common type of bile duct cancer. In this, if the cancer occurs in ducts within liver it is called intrahepatic bile duct cancer and if the cancer occurs in ducts outside the liver it is called extrahepatic bile duct cancer.
- Liver Angiosarcoma: It is diagnosed at an advanced stage as it is a rare type of cancer starts within the blood vessels of liver.
- Hepatoblastoma: It is a rare type of cancer occurs only in children under the age of 3 years. If detected at an early stage then there are high chances of survival.
The main symptoms are
- Loss of weight
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal swelling
- White stool
Liver cancer is divided into different stages, and according to that, the liver cancer treatment will be suggested:
Stage 1: In this, the tumour is present inside the liver, and no cancer cells spread to any other part of the body.
Stage 2: In this, the numerous tumours are present in the liver or any cancerous cell is present in the bloodstream.
Stage 3: When the tumour reaches the bloodstream and produce cancerous cells.
Stage 4: cancer spread to other body parts.
In India: 2-3 months
In Hospital: Depends on sessions
Primarily liver cancer is detected by physical examinations followed by tests which are:
- Blood cancer marker
- Liver biopsy
- CT scan
Toggle Content Procedure to cure liver cancer is performed by different treatments, which are as follows:
- Surgery: Surgery is advisable in the following conditions:
- Tumour removal: When there is a small tumour in the liver, it is advisable to remove the liver tumour through surgery, so that it won’t spread much and liver functions properly. Called liver resection.
- Liver transplant: It is rarely performed except in severe cases. The diseased liver is removed and replaced with a healthy liver for better functioning.
- Hepatectomy: The affected area from the liver is removed. It is done when the cancer is detected at an early stage and with the time the removed area will gradually regrow and filled by healthy tissues.
- Ablation therapy: During this procedure, heat is used to destroy the cancerous cells from the liver. The process is performed by inducing local anaesthesia.
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- Regular check up
- Prescribed medications should be taken
The liver cancer treatment cost estimates up to 17,000 USD. Liver cancer treatment cost depends upon the sessions the patient will undergo.