Despite the prognosis being poor, many people have survived stage IV cancer. These days, there are a number of treatment options available for patients, and new breakthroughs are being discovered at a rapid pace. So if you do get diagnosed with liver cancer, don’t be discouraged or feel hopeless.
What Forms of Treatment Are Available?
Living with liver cancer means finding an effective treatment for your condition. Here are some of the forms of treatment available3:
Surgery or Transplant
Removing the diseased area of the liver is one option for treating liver cancer. Theoretically, up to 80% of the liver can be removed by surgeons if the patient is healthy. Over time, the removed portions will grow back and the liver will function as normal.
In cases where the cancer has spread too much, a complete liver transplant might be necessary.