Liver cancer begins in your liver cells, which sits in the upper right corner of the abdomen. Liver Cancer is the fifth most commonly occurring cancer all over the world in men. In women, it is the ninth most commonly occurring cancer. The number of cases found in the year 2018 was over 840,000. There are many treatment options available for liver cancer, which depends on the stage at which it is detected, the liver's general health, and also the overall health of the patient.
About the Treatment
1. What is the procedure?
Treatment of liver cancer is dependent upon the following factors:
the size, number, and location of the tumors present in the liver
the functioning of the liver
presence of cirrhosis
the spread of the tumor to other organs
Liver cancer treatment is done by following these:
Hepatectomy is a surgical resection in which either the liver or just a portion of the liver is removed.
Liver Transplant means the replacement of the entire liver, which is di
Recovery Data After a successful liver cancer treatment, the patient can live everyday life and resume daily activities. It gets essential to follow the instructions of the doctor. The patient must make healthy choices and efforts to stay fit post-treatment. The patient will indeed be taking some time to recover both mentally and physically after the surgery.
Treatment Procedure and Success Rates The advancement of imaging has made it easy to catch smaller cancers earlier for timely treatment. The success varies as per the utilized modality. In graft survival, a liver transplant offers a greater than 90% success rate and over 80% chance of cancer-free survival for 5-years.
Internal bleeding is a potential significant side effect of liver cancer surgery. Some others are:
Some pain and infection at the site of the incision.
Leakage of Bile
Imbalances of fluid and electrolyte
Loss of blood
Accumulation of the fluid in the cavity of the abdomen.
Blood clots and deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
There will be only some minor restrictions after the surgery. Most of the patients after surgery can get back to work within a time duration of around 3 months to 6 months. Playing sports, healthy exercising, socializing, travelling all will be possible.
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