Diagnosis starts with a physical examination to look for swelling and hard lumps, which can be the first signs of liver cancer. Other diagnostic tools include:


At the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Orlando Health Cancer Institute, our fellowship-trained physicians will provide you with the best liver cancer care in Florida, offering the latest in treatment options for your diagnosis. Our multidisciplinary team approach unites the nationally recognized expertise of gastroenterologists, digestive health specialists, liver surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists and , palliative medicine and nutrition specialists to provide you the best patient-centered care.

For patients with early-stage cancer who have otherwise healthy livers, surgery may be the best option. During a hepatectomy, your surgeon will take part, or all, of your liver with the goal of removing the tumor or tumors. The procedure is more viable when the tumors are small and do not affect nearby blood vessels. A liver transplant may be an option for patients whose entire liver needs to be removed during the procedure.

For some patients, surgery cannot safely remove the liver tumor. If the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body, treatment options usually focus on reducing symptoms and extending life expectancy, rather than curing the disease. These options include:

Secondary liver cancer is far more common than primary liver cancer. That means the cancer is the result of metastasis of cancer from another part of the body to the liver. When that happens, our team uses highly specialized therapies to fight the disease. Among them:

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