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Liver Cancer Treatment - Dubai Oncology Clinic


Primary liver cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the liver and then cancerous cells in the liver begin to grow out of control, whilst on the other hand secondary liver cancer metastases which transfer to liver cells from other organs.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 800,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer each year over the world, and the Society estimates that new 41,210 cases will be diagnosed with primary liver cancer in the United States in this year 2023.

liver cancer is a serious medical condition that requires expert care and treatment. In Dubai, Dr. Rami Hamed Center stands out as a premier medical facility for liver cancer patients. Led by an experienced and skilled oncology surgeon, We offer comprehensive and personalized treatment options

Liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma, is a type of malignancy that originates in the liver cells. It is a significant health concern worldwide, with risk factors including chronic liver diseases, hepatitis B and C infections, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity. Early detection and prompt intervention are crucial for favorable outcomes.

In general, liver cancer's symptoms often do not show up until the advanced stage of this disease.

Common symptoms of Liver Cancer are:

  • Abdominal pain: right upper abdominal pain, or near the right shoulder blade.
  • Nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • Jaundice: yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • Swelling or fluid build up in the abdomen.
  • itching.
  • Unexpected weight loss.

It is very important to know that having one or more of the previous symptoms does not mean you have liver cancer, many of the previous symptoms are more likely to be caused by another condition, but it means that your medical condition requires consulting your physician with more investigation.

Risk factors of liver cancer:

Other Risk factors include:

Age factor for liver cancer:

primary liver cancer occurs most often in people older than 60.

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Men are more likely than women to develop primary liver cancer.

Chemical environmental factors for liver cancer:

Aflatoxin: aflatoxin is a substance found in stored nuts and grains.

Liver cancer symptoms and diagnosis:

If the patient has symptoms might be mentioning to liver cancer, or if a screening test shows something abnormal. there are many tests used for diagnosing liver cancer.

Abdominal ultrasound is the first imaging examination used to look at the liver structure.

CT scan abdomen can give specific information about the size, shape, and location of the liver tumor, and nearby hepatic blood vessels as well.

CT scan is also used to take a liver biopsy in suspected tumors (CT-guided biopsy).

Angiography is used to show the arteries that supply blood to the tumor, it can help the treatment team to plan for surgery and is also used to guide embolization therapy in liver cancer.

Biomarker testing of cancer: most common tumor marker for haptic cell cancer (HCC) is AFP.

PET scan, CT scan of the chest, MRI of the abdomen, chest, and pelvis for more evaluation and tumor staging.

Primary Liver cancer types:

Hepatocellular carcinoma HCC: is the most common primary liver cancer.
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct carcinoma

Secondary (Metastatic) Liver cancer types:

It is more common than primary liver cancer.

These cancerous cells spread from the primary site (pancreas, stomach, colon, breast, lungs …) toward the liver.

Liver cancer treatment:

In liver cancer, treatments options depend on several factors;
Is the tumor primary in the liver? or metastatic?
In metastatic cancer, where is the primary site?
Had cancer spread outside the liver?
How much of the liver is affected by the tumor?
How well is the liver cell function?
Overall patient's health.

Do liver cancer treatment options include surgical treatment?

Surgical treatment is only for patients with good liver function and resectable tumors with safe margins. 

Liver transplant in advanced cases of liver cancer:

Radiofrequency ablation RFA
Chemo radiotherapy
Embolization treatment: chemo and radioembolization
Targeted therapy
Immune therapy.

Liver cancer Prognosis:

5 years relative survival rate in primary liver cancer with stage 1 is 45%.
In stage 2 liver cancer is 35%.
In stage 3 liver cancer is 10%.
In stage 4 liver cancer is 5%.

Liver cancer is a complex disease that demands specialized care and treatment. Dr. Rami Hamed Center in Dubai exemplifies excellence in liver cancer treatment, with an expert oncology surgeon, advanced therapies, and a patient-centric approach. By focusing on early detection, innovative treatments, and compassionate care, this center is at the forefront of combating liver cancer and improving patients' lives.


Best Liver cancer screening and comprehensive oncology services at DRHC in Dubai. Our expert team of Oncology Specialists is dedicated to providing top-notch care and early detection for all types of cancer. Book your appointment today and take charge of your health!

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