West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. Our team at West Cancer Center offers an unparalleled liver cancer treatment plan for patients across the Mid-South region – collaborating with West’s leaders in radiation therapy, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and research to provide each patient with most individualized care possible.
A patient with liver cancer symptoms may have one or more of the following procedures to determine your diagnosis:
- Ultrasound: your doctor may perform an ultrasound, an imaging technique that uses sound waves to differentiate tissues based on varying tissue density.
- MRI: a MRI scan may be used to clearly define the extent of the tumor and to suggest a tumor type.
- Blood tests: your physician may perform blood testing to check for elevated or abnormal blood levels.
- Biopsy: a sample of tissue is removed for examination and to determine a diagnosis.
Your Treatment Plan
Your liver cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
Potential treatment options for your diagnosis include:
- Surgery: your physician may perform surgery to remove the cancer and some surrounding normal tissue. Surgery is considered as a treatment option when the remaining part of the liver is healthy enough to function on its own after surgery.
- Transplant: for patients with cancer in the liver that has not spread beyond the liver or in the blood vessels, a transplant may be a treatment option. A liver transplant is the replacement of the diseased liver with some or all of healthy liver from another person.
- Radiation therapy: radiation therapy is the use of high-powered radiation beams to kill cancer cells. Advances in radiation therapy have allowed for more targeted therapy delivery of radiation doses for the treatment of liver cancer. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.
- Chemotherapy: a drug therapy designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells, chemotherapy may be used with radiation therapy to treat your cancer.
- Additional therapies as needed, including targeted therapy options. Every patient is different, so please consult your physician for the most appropriate treatment plan for your cancer.