The liver sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, above the stomach and below the diaphragm. Liver cancer occurs when cells in this area start to grow out of control.
Several factors increase the risk of developing liver cancer, particularly recurring infection from hepatitis viruses. Other risk factors include:
Some common symptoms of liver cancer include:
If you experience the symptoms above, your doctor may order tests or procedures to make a diagnosis. Some of the tools your doctor may use to diagnose liver cancer include:
Your course of treatment depends on many factors, including your age and general health. Some of the treatments we provide for liver cancer patients include:
The multidisciplinary team at St. Luke’s Health works with patients to recommend what treatment options are best for each individual case and each individual person. Talk to your physician for more information.
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Home of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only three NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties, including Compassionate patient-centered cancer care.