Mayo Clinic offers a wide range of treatments for liver cancer. Your treatment will depend on the size, location and stage of the tumor, and whether it has spread.
Surgery often offers the best chance for a cure. Surgery may involve removing (resecting) the diseased part of your liver to eliminate the cancer or transplant surgery to remove your liver and replace it with a donor's healthy liver.
At Mayo Clinic, you'll benefit from the expertise of experienced surgeons. For example:
If surgery is not an option, you may benefit from other therapies such as ablative therapies, which involve removing or destroying tumors by applying heat (radiofrequency ablation), cold (cryoablation) or chemicals to the tumors. Other options include injecting alcohol into the tumor, injecting chemotherapy drugs into the liver, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy.
Mayo Clinic is a leader in new therapies. For example, Mayo helped pioneer radioembolization and is one of relatively few United States centers to offer it. Here's how it works.