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Title: Liver Transplant in India | Liver Cancer Treatment Cost in India


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Liver Transplant in India Liver Cancer
Treatment Cost in India Liver cancer begins in
your liver cells, which sits in the upper right
corner of the abdomen. Liver Cancer is the fifth
most commonly occurring cancer all over the world
in men. In women, it is the ninth most commonly
occurring cancer. The number of cases found in
the year 2018 was over 840,000. There are many
treatment options available for liver cancer,
which depends on the stage at which it is
detected, the liver's general health, and also
the overall health of the patient.
  • About the Treatment
  • What is the procedure?
  • Treatment of liver cancer is dependent upon the
    following factors
  • the size, number, and location of the tumors
    present in the liver
  • the functioning of the liver
  • presence of cirrhosis
  • the spread of the tumor to other organs
  • Liver cancer treatment is done by following
    these
  • Hepatectomy is a surgical resection in which
    either the liver or just a portion of the liver
    is removed.
  • Liver Transplant means the replacement of the
    entire liver, which is diseased, with a healthy
    liver from any donor.
  • Ablation involves the use of ethanol injections
    or heat for destroying the cancer cells. Local
    anesthesia is used for performing this.
  • Chemotherapy, a form of drug therapy, is quite
    aggressive. It helps in the destruction of the
    cancer cells to a great extent.
  • Radiation Therapy involves using high-energy
    radiation beams that kill cancer cells.
  • Targeted Therapy hit cancer cells where theyre
    vulnerable with the use of specifically designed
    medications.

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  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the upper abdomen.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and general weakness.
  • Stools which are white and chalky
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Yellow discoloration of whites of the eyes and
    the skin. (jaundice)
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • Ultrasound This is the first imaging used.
  • CT Scan detailed cross-sectional images of the
    body can be taken.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) MRI scans
    provide detailed images of soft tissues.
  • Serum Tumor Marker Helps in screening for liver
    cancer with Alpha-fetoprotein blood test (AFP).
  • Liver Biopsy A thin needle is inserted and goes
    through the skin into the liver for obtaining a
    sample of the tissue.
  • What are the treatment options available?
  • Surgery
  • Surgery for removing the tumor Surgery is
    recommended by your doctor if your liver
    function is good and the tumor is small. In
    surgery, liver cancer and a small portion of
    healthy liver tissue around it are removed.
  • Liver Transplant Surgery The diseased liver
    gets replaced in this surgery with a healthy
    liver from a donor.
  • Localized treatments-
  • These are for liver cancer, which is directly
    administered to the cancer cells or the area
    surrounding those cancer cells, including
  • Heating cancer cells In this electric current
    to heat and destroy cancer cells is used by
    radiofrequency ablation.
  • Freezing cancer cells In this extreme cold to
    destroy cancer cells is used by cryoablation.
  • Injection of alcohol to the tumor Pure alcohol
    is injected directly into tumors, either during
    an operation or through the skin. The tumor cells
    die because of alcohol. (4)
  • Injection of chemotherapy drugs to the liver
    Chemoembolization a type of chemotherapy that
    supplies potent anti-cancer drugs to the liver
    directly.
  • Placing radiation-filled beads in the liver To
    deliver radiation straight to the tumor, tiny
    spheres containing radiation are placed directly
    in the liver.

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Liver transplant in India is legal but is bound
by specific clauses to stop any kind of unethical
practices. For better clarity on the subject,
the experts of Medinirva can be contacted. They
will guide you throughout your medical
journey. Liver Cancer Treatment Cost In
India Compared to the global counterparts, the
liver cancer treatment cost in India is very
affordable. The Liver Cancer treatment price in
India stands between USD 3,982 to USD 5,309.
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