Liver transplant involves receiving a liver, or part of a liver, from a donor. The donor may be deceased or still living. Your diseased liver would be removed from your body and replaced with a healthy one. This is only possible if the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body from the liver. You will need to take medicine after you have received a new liver to keep your body from rejecting the liver.
Joel I. Sorosky, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
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Hartford, CT 06102
How does a liver transplant treat liver cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
What kinds of cancer may require an ostomy?
LIVESTRONG answeredHere are the most common types of cancers where ostomies may sometimes be performed:
- Ovarian cancer: Cancer of the ovaries may spread in the abdominal cavity, obstructing either the small or large intestine and could require an ileostomy or colostomy.
- Small bowel cancer or ovarian cancer: If cancer has spread to the small bowel an ileostomy may be made.
- Rectal cancer: If the rectum is removed, a colostomy is made.
- Cervical cancer: Because the cervix and the uterus are between the bladder and the rectum, there may be a urostomy or colostomy.
- Bladder and urethra cancer: If either the bladder or urethra is removed, a urostomy is formed.
- Small intestine cancer: If cancer affects the small bowel, an ileostomy may be formed.
- Colon cancer: Depending on the location of cancer in the colon, a colostomy may be required.
- Prostate cancer: Because the prostate lies just above the rectum, surgery or radiation to the area may require a colostomy.
- Uterine cancer: Because the uterus lies below the bladder and above the rectum, surgery or radiation to the area may require a colostomy or a urostomy.
How is hormone therapy used in oncology?
Penn Medicine answered
Hormones are chemicals produced by various glands in the body. They circulate in the bloodstream, and some hormones can affect the way certain cancers grow. Hormones that can stimulate cancer include:
Hormone therapy blocks the production or the effects of these hormones and helps stop the cancer from growing. Treatment may include the use of drugs that change the way hormones work or surgery to remove the ovaries or the testicles in order to stop hormone production.Hormone therapy is not appropriate for all disease types. At this time, hematologists/oncologists at Penn Medicine use hormone therapy to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer.
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