Treatment for Liver Cancer
Your liver is a vital organ that breaks down toxins in your body, produces proteins and other chemicals to aid in digestion, and completes a variety of other tasks important to the body's chemical balance. Liver cancer is abnormal cell growth in the tissue of this organ. When cancer is found in this organ, more often than not, it has spread from another area of the body.
Liver cancer treatment can include:
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of liver cancer in Williamsport or Wellsboro, PA, turn to the oncologists at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center for treatment.
Liver Cancer Symptoms
Liver cancer symptoms are not typically experienced until the cancer has advanced, but they may include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin
Types of Liver Cancer
There are various types of liver cancer, including:
- Hepatocellular carcinoma, which starts in the main type of liver cell.
- Hepatoblastoma, which is a very rare type of liver cancer that affects young children.
- Angiosarcoma, which develops in the blood vessels of the liver.
What Causes Liver Cancer?
Liver cancer can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Birth defects
- Chronic alcohol use
- Hepatitis B and C
Seek State-of-the-Art Treatment for Liver Cancer
At UPMC we make it our goal to stop liver cancer in its tracks. We treat every case as unique, and recommend a customized treatment plan depending on the stage and type of your tumor, as well as your age and overall health.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA that can provide customized treatment to individuals who have been diagnosed with liver cancer.