What Is Liver Cancer?
Liver cancer are abnormal growth of cells that either originate from the liver or spread to the liver, multiplying and growing uncontrollably, spreading to other organs if left untreated.
Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer
Primary liver cancer arises from the liver (hepatocytes) or biliary cells (bile ducts). Secondary liver cancer is cancer that has spread to the liver from other organs by way of lymphatics, the portal circulation, or the systemic circulation. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that often metastasizes (or spreads) to the liver, resulting in secondary liver cancer.
Choosing Your Liver Cancer Surgeon
Dr. Mark Fraiman is an expert liver surgeon, well-known for his success in removing liver tumors with great skill and outstanding outcomes. Dr. Fraiman proudly heads the Liver and Pancreas Center of St. Joseph Medical Center, a state-of-the-art facility for liver cancer treatment in Baltimore, MD.
His extensive experience and training, as well as patient-centered approach care has earn Dr. Fraiman numerous awards and honors. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team of specialists, Dr. Fraiman provides comprehensive and individualized care to each of his patients.
Primary Liver Cancer
- Hepatocellular Cancer (liver origin)
- Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct origin)
Secondary Liver Cancer
- Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma
Liver Cancer Risk Factors
- Hepatitis B and C
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Alfatoxin exposure
- Anabolic steroids
- Alcohol abuse
Liver Cancer Symptoms
- Unexplained weight loss
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Malaise and fatigue
TNM (AJCC) Staging Liver Cancer
- T (number and size of liver cancer)
- N (presence of regional lymph nodes)
- M (Metastases or spread to other organs)