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Title: Liver cancer treatment in Delhi

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What is the liver?
The liver is in the upper right part of the
abdomen. It has many functions which include
  • Storing glycogen (fuel for the body) which is
    made from sugars. When required, glycogen is
    broken down into glucose which is released into
    the bloodstream.
  • Helping to process fats and proteins from
    digested food.
  • Making proteins that are essential for blood to
    clot (clotting factors).
  • Helping to process and/or remove alcohol, many
    types of medicines, toxins and poisons from the

What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body. The
body is made up from millions of tiny cells.
There are many different types of cell in the
body, and there are many different types of
cancer which arise from different types of cell.
What all types of cancer have in common is that
the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply out of
What is primary liver cancer?
Primary liver cancer means that the cancer
started (originated) in the liver. In the UK,
primary liver cancer is uncommon. There are
around 3,000 cases of primary liver cancer each
year in the UK. It occurs most commonly in people
aged over 65 years. However, worldwide, it is one
of the most common cancers.
What is Secondary liver cancer?
Secondary (metastatic) liver cancer means that a
cancer which started in another part of the body
has spread to the liver. Many types of cancer can
spread to the liver. Most commonly, cancers of
the bowel,  pancreas,  stomach, lung or breast.
The behavior, treatment and outlook of secondary
liver cancers are often quite different to
primary liver cancer.
types of primary liver cancer
  • Hepatoma
  • Fibrolamellar hepatoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Angiosarcoma

causes primary liver cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Long-term infection with the hepatitis B or
    hepatitis C virus
  • Ingesting some poisons or toxins
  • A parasitic infection (liver fluke)
  • There is some evidence that smoking can increase
    the risk

treatment options for primary liver cancer
The main treatments used for primary liver cancer
are surgery and chemotherapy. Other techniques
are sometimes used. The treatment advised in each
case depends on various factors such as
  • The exact site of the primary tumour in the
  • The stage of the cancer (how large the cancer is
    and whether it has spread). See also separate
    leaflet called Staging and grading cancer.
  • Your general health. In particular, the general
    state of your liver and liver function (many
    people with primary liver cancer also have poor
    liver function due to cirrhosis).

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