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 of Liver Cancer include:
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.
Tests and procedures used to diagnose Liver cancer include:
Liver cancer as staged by Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system is
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.
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
Operations used to treat liver cancer include:
Apollo Hospital Lucknow has team of best gastrosurgeons and Oncosurgeons, is best Hospital for Cancer Surgery in Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh
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 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.
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.
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