The liver can be affected either by primary liver cancer which arises in the liver, or secondary or metastatic cancer, which originates elsewhere in the body. Primary liver cancer tends to occur when the liver is damaged in the form of cirrhosis (a scarring condition of the liver), certain birth defects, alcohol abuse, chronic infection with diseases such as hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, obesity and fatty liver disease amongst others.

Apollo Lucknow is the only tertiary care centre in Uttar Pradesh which offers all possible care for patients of Liver cancer under one roof.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Liver Cancer include:

  • A hard lump on the right side just below the rib cage
  • Swollen abdomen and discomfort in the upper abdomen (right side)
  • Pain near the right shoulder blade or in the back
  • Jaundice
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss for no reason

Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than 2 weeks, then a doctor must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.

Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose Liver cancer include:

  • Endoscopy - A thin tube containing a tiny camera is passed down your throat and into your Liver to look for any cancer signs. If anything suspicious is detected, a piece of tissue sample is sent for biopsy (analysis).
  • Imaging tests - Imaging tests used to check for Liver cancer include computerized tomography (CT) scan, positron emission tomography scan (PET) and a special type of X-ray exam called barium swallow.
  • Removing a sample of liver tissue for testing - Sometimes it's necessary to remove a piece of liver tissue for laboratory testing in order to make a definitive diagnosis of liver cancer.

Stages Of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer as staged by Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system is

  • Stage 0: Very early
  • Stage A: Early
  • Stage B: Intermediate
  • Stage C: Advanced
  • Stage D: End-Stage

Treatment of stages 0, A and B includes partial hepatectomy, total hepatectomy and liver transplant. Apollo lucknow has got specialist surgeon for liver surgery with advanced diagnostic modality which makes it one of the best hospital for surgery of liver cancer.The tumor can be ablated using radio frequency ablation, microwave therapy, percutaneous ethanol injection and cryoablation. Treatment of stages C and D includes embolization therapy and is performed by using either transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA), Transarterial Radioembolization or external beam radiotherapy with high dose focused conformal technology (e.g.)methods.

Liver Cancer is completely curable if detected early. Liver cirrhosis and viral hepatitis ca be detected early by regular health screenings. An integrated approach of a multidisciplinary team is the best way to conquer liver cancer.

Treatment Options

At Apollo hospitals, we offer a 360 degree approach to treat and cure diseases like cancer. The treatment options available at Apollo Hospital Lucknow are Apollo Hospital Lucknow has Most Advanced radiation Therapy in the region. The Varian TruBeam LINAC machine helps in precise targeting of tumour cells without effecting the nearby organs of the body

Surgery of Liver Cancer

Surgery

Operations used to treat liver cancer include:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor- In certain situations, your doctor may recommend an operation to remove the liver cancer and a small portion of healthy liver tissue that surrounds it if your tumor is small and your liver function is good. Whether this is an option for you also depends on the location of your cancer within the liver, how well your liver functions and your overall health.
  • Liver transplant surgery- During liver transplant surgery, your diseased liver is removed and replaced with a healthy liver from a donor. Liver transplant surgery is only an option for a small percentage of people with early-stage liver cancer. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has team of best gastrosurgeons and Oncosurgeons, is best Hospital for Cancer Surgery in Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has team of best gastrosurgeons and Oncosurgeons, is best Hospital for Cancer Surgery in Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh

Radiation Therapy

Normal Radiation Therapy for liver tumours is quite complex as the liver is one of the most radiosensitive organs in the body.  Advanced linac radiation therapy  can play a vital role in the treatment of liver cancers as it can reduce the toxicity to surrounding healthy organs while delivering the required radiation dosage to destroy the tumour. Apollo lucknow with TruBeam LINAC option which offers an improved type of radiotherapy that can be used to treat tumors that are difficult to reach. For advanced liver cancer, radiation therapy might help control symptoms.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses chemicals to kill cancer cells that may have spread beyond the Liver.

Chemotherapy is often combined with radiation therapy. Sometimes, in cases of advanced cancer, chemotherapy may be singularly used to help relieve signs and symptoms. At Apollo Lucknow, we have a dedicated best Chemotherapy bay in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh where Patient are under care and supervision of Oncologists and dedicated staff.

Why Choose Apollomedics

Apollo lucknow is one of the recognised centres for best treatment of Liver Cancer. Cancer Treatment at Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Oncosurgeons, Gastrosurgeons, plastic surgeons, Reconstructive surgeons, Radiation oncologists & Medical oncologists) who address all dimensions of treatment, for the best outcome.

For any query related to Liver Cancer or to book an appointment with our Cancer Experts,

Please contact our 24x7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429029820 or 8429029849.

 

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