The most appropriate treatment option will depend on the severity of the condition, the size and appearance of the cancerous cells, the stage and spread of the cancer, and the patients’ overall health. Treatment options include the following:
- Liver transplant surgery is an option for patients under the age of 70 with a tumor of less than 5 cm.
Prevention is preferable to cure for liver cancer. However, treatment can be effective if the liver cancer is detected early through screening. Up to 90% of liver cancers are caused by HBV and HCV infections that lead to cirrhosis
and liver cancer. The liver cancer will then double within 3-6 months. Patients with HBV and HBC should have a liver ultrasound as well as blood tests to check for liver function abnormalities, viral hepatitis and alpha-fetoprotein every 3 months.