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Your treatment plan is personalized to include the most advanced therapies, while focusing on your quality of life. Liver cancer treatment options may include:
- New forms of chemotherapy, including sorafenib, that target the blood vessels that keep tumors alive
- Hepatic artery infusion to deliver chemotherapy directly to the liver
- Proton therapy
- Targeted therapies to help your body fight liver cancer
A team of experts, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, specialized pathologists, as well as a specially trained support staff, collaborate and communicate frequently about your case. For you, this means comprehensive, but focused, care for liver cancer.
Our physicians have at their fingertips the most modern techniques and technology to diagnose and treat liver cancer. And they use them with extraordinary skill.
Surgery for liver cancer often is complex and challenging. Your best chance for a successful outcome is with a surgeon who has a high degree of experience and skill in these highly specialized procedures.
Because MD Anderson is one of the nation's most active cancer centers, our surgeons use the latest methods to perform a large number of delicate liver cancer surgeries each year, with higher chance for successful treatment than many other cancer centers.
And, at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's largest and most experienced comprehensive cancer centers, which has all the support and wellness services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.
As one of the nation's leading research centers, MD Anderson is able to offer clinical trials of new treatments for liver cancer.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about liver cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
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Rehabilitation services are available to all MD Anderson patients who need assistance in regaining physical function due to problems related to cancer or cancer treatment.
BY Eric Kleiman
October 01, 2015
"Cancer? What do you mean I have cancer? I feel fine."
This is what I said to myself when I woke up the first couple of mornings after I was diagnosed with liver cancer.
However, I quickly decided that I was going to get through this by controlling the only thing I could control -- my attitude. I couldn't control the blood tests, doctor appointments, the scans, the blood tests, the surgery, the blood...