In India, liver cancer and disease affect over 600 million patients. Of these over 100 million are children. The 3-year mortality (Rate of death within 3 years) associated with these diseases range from 60-100%.
Unfortunately, liver cancers are often detected accidentally, when a doctor conducts imaging tests for other reasons, and are discovered after the cancer has advanced quite far.
Here at South Asian Liver Institute, our passion to treat Liver Cancer is what is the driving factor for the launch of a Nationwide Helpline to guide people who have Liver Cancer is not just about the right treatment like radio or chemotherapy and nutrition. Therefore, significantly improving the outcomes and quality of life.
We can help you Enable Prevention, Improve Survival and Increase Quality of Life.
What is the Best treatment for Liver Cancer?
This is a question we get asked frequently. But there is no single best treatment. The best treatment depends on various factors. Each patient is unique, as is their disease. When making a decision on the best treatment for YOU, Our multi-disciplinary team of doctors, guided by knowledge from world class clinical trials and established scientific guidelines, will customise your management plan taking into consideration all the factors related to your disease. Additionally, in case of cancer, we adopt world class treatment protocols and we discuss each case individually at our special tumour board meetings.
What Are the Different Types of Primary Liver Cancer?
The different types of primary liver cancer originate from the various cells that make up the liver. Primary liver cancer can start as a single lump growing in the liver, or it can start in many places within the liver at the same time. People with severe liver damage are more likely to have multiple cancer growth sites. The main types of primary liver cancer are below.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), also known as hepatoma, is the most common type of liver cancer, accounting for 75 percent of all liver cancers.
Cholangiocarcinoma, more commonly known as bile duct cancer, develops in the small, tube-like bile ducts in the liver. These ducts carry bile to the gallbladder to help with digestion. It accounts for approximately 10 to 20%.
Liver angiosarcoma is a rare form of liver cancer that begins in the blood vessels of the liver.
Hepatoblastoma is an extremely rare type of liver cancer. It’s nearly always found in children, especially those under age 3. With surgery and chemotherapy, the outlook for people with this type of cancer can be very good.
What do we do different for patients with Cancer?
At South Asian, focused care, is a core value. We are an institute that focuses on a specific organ system, so we are able to offer the very best when it comes to diseases of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Patients benefit from our multidisciplinary team approach which brings together the very best professionals who are skilled in hepato-biliary disease including hepatologists, hepato-biliary surgeons, onco-surgeons, oncologists, radiologists who have specific interest in liver related radiology, pathologists, dieticians etc.