Liver cancer

Written by: Dr. Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas Salgado
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿What factors cause the appearance of liver cancer ?¿, It can be prevented


The main factor that influences the appearance of a liver cancer is mostly chronic inflammation, produced in most cases due to a infection ailment, of which the most important exponent is now virus hepatitis C. They can also produce the B virus and chronic intake of Alcohol.

At present there is effective treatment to eradicate the virus hepatitis B and have just joined the C antiviral treatments that are highly effective and have little side effects. It is known that the elimination of virus B reduces the risk of occurrence of a neoplasia progressively as time passes. In the case of the removal of this C virus has not yet been established, but it is estimated that this leads to normal in terms of the components of inflammation and therefore a drastic reduction of the risk of occurrence of liver cancer.


¿, In that case you can resort to surgical treatment


The chances of a surgical intervention and resect the tumor depend on the evolutionary stage of the tumor and the underlying disease, which is often the cirrhosis. Whenever it comes to a single tumor in the context of a very early cirrhosis this Surgery will be the treatment of choice, even if there were sufficient graft hepatic in the world the best option would be to always perform a liver transplant, where cure the underlying disease and the tumor at the same time.


¿, consisting in the intervention


The intervention consists of a resection that includes the tumor and some healthy tissue to ensure broad inclusion of injury. No need, in most cases, make an important intervention.


¿may be appealed to the organ transplant


As I said if it is possible. However there are not enough organs in the world, and you have to be very selective. Liver transplantation from a living donor is an alternative that allows the treatment immediately and not harm those who are waiting list.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas Salgado

Recognized specialist in General and Digestive Surgery with over 20 years experience in the development of their daily work. He is Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. Currently he is Head of Service Barnaclínic +.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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