Liver Cancer

Because all the blood in the body must pass through the liver, it is unusually accessible to cancer cells traveling in the bloodstream. Most liver cancers are metastases from some other organ and are treated differently than primary tumors that originate in the liver.

Siteman is one of the top centers in the U.S. for treating liver cancer, because of our highly skilled surgeons. The group has developed techniques that allow for bloodless liver surgery. Transplantation is also performed on a growing number of cancer patients. You benefit from treatment performed in this kind of specialized, high-volume center, which produces better outcomes. The experts at the Siteman Cancer Center treat on average 232 cases a year.



Our Approach

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of liver cancer are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians — surgical, medical and radiation oncologists — often during the same visit.

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Symptoms, risk and diagnosis

Learn the common symptoms of liver cancer, and your risk for the disease.

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There are different types of treatment for patients with liver cancer, depending on whether the tumor is primary (originated in the liver) or metastatic from another organ.

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