Liver Cancer& Metastases
Malignant liver lesions may be caused by tumor cells in other areas of the body, which have migrated to the liver. Or malignant lesions may have started in the liver. Your specialist will first establish the type of liver malignancy and its stage. You can count on us to provide excellence in care and support, with genuine kindness and a commitment to never give up on your health. Our liver surgeons and hepatologists are among the most experienced specialists in Australia for the treatment of liver tumours.
Liver malignancies often consist of cells that are not actually liver cells. It means that the tumour is secondary, made up of cells of a cancer from another area in the patient's body. The cells have migrated via the blood and present as a liver lesion.
We call these types of lesions a "metastasis" (or metastases if plural). The most frequent cancers that are complicated by a liver metastasis, are cancers of the rectum and the colon. In some patients, there is only one metastasis, in one side of the liver. In other patients there are multiple metastases in both sides of the liver and they may have different sizes. This more complex situation often requires combinations of treatments.
With liver malignancies, obtaining a clear diagnosis is essential and it is important to get it as soon as possible. A number of tests are used, to get the maximum level of detail about your situation, particularly if the lesion is a metastasis of a cancer in another area of the body. In this case, treatment may consist of a combination of medical and surgical specialties.
If your doctor has mentioned that you may be at risk of developing liver cancer, it is crucial to see a specialist doctor such as our experts at The Surgeons Collective. We use our many years of experience in Western Australia (under our sister brand The Liver Centre WA in Perth).
Our liver surgeons and hepatologists build on their comprehensive clinical and surgical experience, to deliver a clear diagnosis. Then, we talk about the most comfortable, and the most effective treatment plan personalised to your needs.
We strongly believe that you deserve personal support, genuine care and kindness as you go through this process.
A diagnosis or even the suggestion of liver cancer can have a big impact on your life and of those around you. This is why, as a team of liver surgeons, hepatologists and dietitians, our commitment is to work out a personalised treatment plan.
With specialists who are among the most experienced ones in Australia, for the treatment of liver cancer, you are in good hands.
This type of liver cancer starts in the bile ducts and is also called bile duct cancer. It's a rather uncommon condition, and there are a few types of cholangiocarcinoma. The types and the labels depend on the location in the bile ducts.
Symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice and itchy skin, as well as white coloured substances in the patient's stool.
If you have any concern, or your doctor has suggested that you may suffer from this type of cancer, then please contact our experienced liver specialists and hepatologists.
They build on many years experience, and they commit to providing excellence in care. They will go out of their way to help you at the earliest convenience. Once you have a clear diagnosis, we will help you make well-informed decisions about the most effective and most comfortable treatment plan.
Before, during and after your treatment, it is important to eat well. Your dietitian will focus on making sure that you benefit from quality nutrition, to fight infections, and to enhance your immune system. This may mean that our dietitians will conduct a nutritional screening before you start treatment.
At The Surgeons Collective we also work together as a team to help you manage any cancer treatment related side effects: dry mouth or reflux, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, , taste changes, fatigue, or poor appetite, for example.
If, at any stage of your treatment, you have any concerns about your nutrition, you can see your dietitian at The Surgeons Collective in Perth for personalised advice.
The dietary advice is only one of the examples of how we integrate our expertise. Our role is to help you in all areas of your treatment journey, with expert surgery as well as support, kindness and care. And that includes excellent follow up and aftercare.
That’s because at The Surgeons Collective in Perth, we never give up on your health.