The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. It is responsible for filtering blood and utilizing nutrients absorbed by the intestines.
Tumors that begin growing in the liver before anywhere else are referred to as primary liver cancer. Secondary liver cancer describes tumors that spread to the organ after originating elsewhere in the body.
Although there are known risk factors, a significant number of people who lead healthy lifestyles are also diagnosed with primary liver cancer.
Patients who are classified as high risk should be screened every six to twelve months. Screening involves scanning the liver (ultrasound, CT, or MRI) or testing a patient’s blood for a certain type of protein produced by the liver.
If screening indicates a high likelihood of liver cancer, a tissue sample will be taken to look for either a primary or secondary diagnosis and evidence of how far it has progressed.
When liver cancer is detected early, it can be removed with surgery. If surgery is not a viable option because of a patient’s poor overall health or there is no available replacement liver, chemotherapy may shrink the tumor and decrease symptoms.
Hyperthermia treatment kills cancer cells with extreme heat and is another alternative to surgery. Our specialists also recommend high doses of glutathione and vitamin C for a powerful antioxidant and liver detoxification regimen.
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