Adult cam portal
When the tumor does not get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, it will not continue to grow.Embolization therapy is used for patients who cannot have surgery to remove the tumor or ablation therapy and whose tumor has not spread outside the liver.However, treatment for children is different than treatment for adults.(See the PDQ summary on Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment for more information.) Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor.If the patient has to wait for a donated liver, other treatment is given as needed.Embolization therapy is the use of substances to block or decrease the flow of blood through the hepatic artery to the tumor.For example, if primary liver cancer spreads to the lung, the cancer cells in the lung are actually liver cancer cells.The disease is metastatic liver cancer, not lung cancer.
This system is used to predict the patient's chance of recovery and to plan treatment, based on the following: Different types of treatments are available for patients with adult primary liver cancer.
In a liver transplant, the entire liver is removed and replaced with a healthy donated liver.
A liver transplant may be done when the disease is in the liver only and a donated liver can be found.
Blood that comes from the hepatic artery usually goes to the tumor.
When the hepatic artery is blocked during embolization therapy, the healthy liver tissue continues to receive blood from the hepatic portal vein.