Posted on December 5th, 2001 by
Each year in the United States, more than 21,000 people will be diagnosed with primary liver cancer (cancer that began in the liver). To reduce these numbers, researchers continue to explore new approaches to liver cancer prevention. Progress is also being made in the early detection and treatment of liver cancer. Although long-term survival with liver cancer remains poor, advances in surgery, other liver-directed therapies, and targeted systemic therapies are all contributing to improved outcomes. In addition, advances in supportive care have made liver cancer treatment more tolerable, leading to improved quality of life. Understanding liver cancer treatment options, the role of different doctors specializing in the treatment of liver cancer, and how and when to access new and innovative liver cancer treatment options available through clinical trials is essential in order to achieve the best outcome from liver cancer treatment. The Cancer Consultants Liver Cancer Information Center has been designed to help patients understand options for liver cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment, while providing ongoing information, inspiration, support, and community to individuals affected by a diagnosis of liver cancer.
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