Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is a cancer arising from the liver. It is also known as primary liver cancer or hepatoma. The majority of primary liver cancers (over 90 to 95%) arises from liver cells, which make up 80% of liver tissue, and is called hepatocellular cancer or carcinoma.
Metastatic liver disease (cancer) or secondary liver cancer, is cancer that has spread to the liver, having originated in other organs such as the colon, stomach, pancreas, breast, and lung. Thus, the term liver cancer actually can refer to either metastatic liver cancer or hepatocellular cancer.
Every patient with a liver tumor should be evaluated for a resection (surgical removal of a section of an organ). It is the only chance for cure. Removing the tumor will rid the body of the cancer and also prevent further spread to other regions. The goal of liver resection is to completely remove the tumor and the appropriate surrounding liver tissue without leaving any tumor behind.
This utilises microwaves to generate thermal energy and heat within the target tissue, using needles placed into the lesion under image guidance. It is usually used for irresectable lesions and be applied percutaneously (through the skin), laparoscopically or during laparoscopy.
This involves infusion of emulsion of chemotherapy agent mixed with lipoidal into the feeding artery of the tumour, followed by embolisation. This is usually for large iresectable tumoours limited to the liver with no involvement of the portal vein.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat the cancer. These drugs work by interfering with the growth of cancer cells and lends to cell death. Effectiveness of treatment is evaluated regularly with physical exams, blood tests and x-rays. A drug is considered effective if it causes the cancer cells to shrink, to stop growing, or to die.
Liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment for patients with end-stage (advanced) liver disease of various types. Moreover, liver transplantation is the best option for patients with tumors that are less than 5cm in size who also have signs of liver failure.
we provide a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.
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Tay Khoon Hean Surgery is located in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. The clinic and its friendly, caring and dedicated staff offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of General Surgery. The clinic provides a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.
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