Research Article - Journal of Cancer Clinical Research (2022) Volume 5, Issue 3
Evaluation of surgical risk in patients with liver cancer.
The most effective treatments for liver cancer are surgical resection (tumor removal via surgery) or a liver transplant. If all cancer in the liver is completely removed, your prognosis will be the best. Small liver tumors may be treated with other methods, such as ablation or radiation. A partial hepatectomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of the liver is removed. This procedure is only available to people who have a strong liver function, are physically fit for surgery, and have a single tumor that has not spread into blood vessels. Imaging, such as CT or MRI with angiography, is used to determine whether the cancer can be completely removed. However, during surgery, it is sometimes discovered that the cancer is too large or has spread too far to be removed, and the intended surgery cannot be performed. The majority of people with liver cancer in the United States have cirrhosis. In someone with severe cirrhosis, even removing a tiny piece of liver tissue around the borders of a tumour may not leave enough liver to perform critical tasks.Author(s): Mohamed Sikkander A1*, Khadeeja Yasmeen 2