Liver Cancer Treatment
- Q How is embolization used to treat liver cancer?
Embolization treats liver cancer by blocking blood flow from the hepatic artery. The cancer cells die while the healthy liver cells survive because they are still receiving blood from the hepatic portal vein. Chemoembolization can also be used; this... Full Answer
- Q How is liver cancer treated?
There are several treatment options for liver cancer; however there are three main goals of treatment: to get rid of the cancer, to keep it from spreading, and to control symptoms. Possible treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy,... Full Answer
- Q How does a liver transplant treat liver cancer?
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... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for liver cancer?
There are some alternative treatments for liver cancer. However, many of them are only meant to help you cope with the pain of the disease. They consist of acupressure, acupuncture, and massage. You may choose to participate in a clinical trial in which... Full Answer
- Q What are the side effects of radiation therapy for liver cancer?
Side effects of radiation therapy include nausea, fatigue, and vomiting. Another common one is diarrhea. It is possible to control the side effects with medication. Full Answer