Treating and Managing Liver Cancer — Animation

This animation provides an overview of the treatment and management of primary liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Your liver cancer treatment will depend on the cancer's size, location, and whether it has spread outside the liver. The best treatment also depends on the health of your liver, your general health, and personal preference. Your liver is indispensable to your body, and this makes treating liver cancer complex. Your treatment will probably involve multiple specialists. Watch to learn about treatments including surgery (hepatectomy, or liver resection), liver transplant, ablation, radiation, embolization (including chemoembolization or radioembolization), targeted therapy, immunotherapy, palliative care, and clinical trials. No matter how your liver cancer is treated, it's important to play an active part in making decisions. Sharing your goals for health and quality of life will increase your confidence during treatment. New drugs and treatments are constantly improving the outlook for liver cancer, so don't hesitate to ask questions.

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This educational activity has been developed by Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Eisai, Exelixis, Merck, and Genentech.

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