Understanding Primary Liver Cancer

VIDEO | 23:30

In this portion of a Memorial Sloan Kettering CancerSmart video series moderated by CBS’s Max Gomez, our experts, including gastroenterologist and hepatologist Maya Gambarin-Gelwan, medical oncologist Ghassan Abou-Alfa, interventional radiologist Karen Brown, and surgeon William Jarnagin, give an overview of primary liver cancer and the available treatment options. Dr. Abou-Alfa explains there is no one-size-fits-all solution for people with liver cancer, since treatment is driven by the type of cells that are affected and the location and size of tumors. Our experts also discuss risk factors such as infection with hepatitis B or C, alcoholic cirrhosis (scarring), and fatty liver disease.