Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thanks to recent treatment advances, many people diagnosed with liver cancer today can expect to survive the disease. But experience counts.
Thanks to recent treatment advances, many people diagnosed with liver cancer today can expect to survive the disease. But experience counts. Each year, our surgeons perform hundreds of procedures to remove liver tumors, in many cases using minimally invasive approaches (laparoscopy and robotics) and image-guidance systems that improve the chances for a faster recovery. We also routinely offer treatment to people whose tumors are considered inoperable at other hospitals.
Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s approach to surgery for liver cancer, and other aspects of our approach to care in our newly updated guide to liver cancer . Information on how we diagnose and stage the cancer is available, as well as ways to prevent liver cancer or be screened for it if you are at high risk.
Our expert multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive, personalized care that will give you the best chance to cure or control your illness. These specialists meet weekly to review cases, bringing a range of clinical perspectives and experiences to the development of a treatment for each person.
Many of our patients are offered participation in our clinical trials program exploring new and innovative treatments. This program is one of the largest in the country, and we are one of the few facilities experienced in treating rare forms of liver cancer such as fibrolamellar-hepatocellular carcinoma.
As a comprehensive cancer center we also understand that fighting cancer and coping with the aftereffects of treatment can be overwhelming. Our experts are skilled in identifying and managing symptoms and complications, and we offer a variety of survivorship support services to help you and your loved ones cope with the emotional and logistical concerns of being treated for liver cancer.