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Best Liver Cancer Treatment

As cancer is not a reportable disease in the country and cancer registries are only available in urban centers, finding accurate statistics on different types of liver cancer can be difficult. Additionally, people disregard the symptoms of liver cancer as common digestive issues and ignore their troubles. It leads to severe delays in treatment and affects the survival rate.

As with any other GI cancer, we need to look for symptoms. Consult Dr. Jay Chokshi, Surat's best liver cancer surgeon, if you notice any problem. He is South Gujarat’s first National Board Certified HPB and GI surgeon with experience in treating patients with different types of liver cancer.

What are Different Types of Liver Cancer?

Any cancer that affects the liver is called liver cancer. Medical professionals classify liver cancer or hepatic cancer in two broad categories:
A. Primary Liver Cancer: It begins in the liver cells.
B. Secondary Liver Cancer: A metastatic liver cancer occurs when cancer originates in other parts of the body but spreads to the liver at an advanced stage.

What are the Types of Primary Liver Cancer?

Cancerous cells may start growing in a single area of the liver or multiple sites simultaneously.

1. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Liver cancer specialists, surgical gastroenterologists, and many other medical professionals also call hepatocellular carcinoma as “hepatoma”. It is the most common type of liver cancer today. When cancer develops in the hepatocytes (liver cells), the disease can spread to other parts of the body including the pancreas and stomach.

There are many causes of hepatocellular carcinoma including cirrhosis, exposure to aflatoxins, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, excessive alcohol consumption, etc.

2. Cholangiocarcinoma

Doctors also call it bile duct cancer as it develops in the bile ducts. There are two categories of cholangiocarcinoma: Intrahepatic bile duct cancer (cancer begins in the bile duct inside the liver) and extrahepatic bile duct cancer (cancer starts in the bile ducts outside the liver).

The symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma vary depending on the location of the disease, although jaundice, dark urine, and pale stools can be telling signs.

3. Liver Angiosarcoma

It is a rare type of liver cancer that starts in the blood vessels in the liver. It progresses rather quickly, and the symptoms are visible in advanced stages. So, Dr. Jay Chokshi believes in regular medical checkups, especially if you have a history of GI cancer in the family.

4. Hepatoblastoma

The patients for hepatoblastoma are usually children. Often, liver cancer doctors have found that although the disease is rare, children under three suffer from it.

What is Secondary Liver Cancer?

Liver metastasis, metastases to the liver, stage IV advanced cancer are all names to identify secondary liver cancer. Many types of colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine cancer, lung cancer, etc., can cause secondary liver cancer when they go untreated for a very long time.

If an oncologist has diagnosed you with cancer or you have had treatment for any cancer in the past, routine medical checkups are necessary. It can prevent secondary liver cancer and improve your survival rates.

What are the Common Signs of Liver Cancer?

As there are many types of liver cancer, the symptoms may vary from patient to patient. But, the common signs and symptoms of hepatic/liver cancer are:

  1. Abdominal pain and discomfort
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. Unintentional weight loss
  4. Jaundice
  5. Dark urine
  6. White and pale stools
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Easy bruising
  9. Fever in a few situations
  10. Unexplained weakness and tiredness

In severe cases, the patient may experience pain in the upper right abdomen and enlargement of the liver. Remember that liver cancer prevention is in your hands. If you notice any symptoms related to liver cancer, do not panic. Timely treatment can improve the chances of successful clinical outcomes. Visit Dr. Jay Chokshi for the best liver cancer treatment in Surat.

Are there any Tests for detecting Liver Cancer?

When you visit Dr. Chokshi, he will ask for your medical history and conduct a physical examination to understand your problems. Please mention your complete medical history, including Hepatitis B and C infections in the past. By providing accurate information, you will help the hepatic cancer surgeon and thus, ensure proper treatment of your problems.

The doctor may recommend the following tests to confirm the diagnosis of liver cancer and learn more about the staging:

  1. Liver function tests
  2. Abdominal CT scan and MRI scan
  3. Liver biopsy
  4. Diagnostic laparoscopy

What is the Best Treatment for Liver Cancer in Surat?

Dr. Jay Chokshi is renowned for curative liver cancer treatment in Surat. He has performed curative liver resection surgeries in the past to treat patients. He recently treated a patient with stage IV rectal cancer and secondary liver cancer with first-of-its-kind supra-major surgery in the form of simultaneous resection of the liver and rectum.

However, one must understand that the decision to perform a curative surgery or offer palliative care depends on many factors such as the size of the tumor, the spread of cancer, the condition of the patient, etc.

What are the Different Liver Cancer Surgeries?

Different treatment modalities related to liver cancer are as follows:

a. Hepatectomy

It is a liver resection surgery that involves removing a part of the organ or the entire liver. In cases of complete liver resection, the doctor may have to conduct a liver transplant surgery to replace the diseased liver with a healthy liver from a compatible donor.

b. Liver Ablation

When the patient has a few tiny tumors in the liver and removing the liver/liver resection surgery is not a suitable option, Dr. Jay Chokshi may consider ablation for liver cancer. It includes destroying the liver tumor without removing the organ. The doctor can use radio-frequency waves, microwaves, or ethanol for the ablation procedure.

c. Chemotherapy

Targeted chemotherapy can be an option for advanced-stage patients. It can be an outpatient drug therapy with patients receiving intravenous injections.

d. Radiation Therapy

With the help of radiation, the treatment will focus on killing the cancerous cells in the liver.

e. Chemo Embolization

The surgeon will provide chemotherapeutic drugs in blood vessels surrounding the liver. Later, he will block off the hepatic artery to treat the patient.

What is the Cost of Liver Cancer Surgery in Surat?

If it is a liver resection surgery, the procedure can cost INR. 60,000 to INR. 100,000. However, it is essential to note that the cost of liver cancer treatment may vary depending on the type of liver cancer, staging of cancer, fees of the liver cancer surgeon, anesthetic charges, nursing staff fees, and hospital facilities.

To know the accurate cost of your liver cancer surgery, please book a consultation with South Gujarat's best liver cancer surgeon. Dr. Jay Chokshi will provide treatment options after a thorough examination. Call +91-9016519832 to book an appointment today.

Dr. Jay Chokshi

Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed liver cancer specialist in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.

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