Liver cancer care in Aurora
At The Medical Center of Aurora, our diverse team of gastroenterologists, oncologists, hepatologists, radiologists and surgeons help you through the diagnosis and treatment process of liver cancer.
Learn more about our team and what treatments we offer. Call askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.
The liver, the body’s largest internal organ, is made up of many different types of cells. As a result, there are several different types of cancers that can develop. We treat all types of liver cancer, including:
- Primary liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (cancer of the hepatocytes, the main type of cells found in the liver)
- Secondary liver cancer (metastatic cancer that spreads from another location in the body)
- Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
- Angiosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma (cancer of the blood vessels in the liver)
- Hepatoblastoma (affecting children)
Available treatment options
Treatment for liver cancer varies. In some cases, a liver transplant is necessary. In other cases, a transplant is not possible and a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or biologic therapy is used.
In addition, there are new treatments available for primary liver cancer patients who are not candidates for surgery. For example, drugs like sorafenib can help control the growth of tumors and blood cells in the liver.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
The Medical Center of Aurora is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.