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EdhaCare - Liver Cancer Treatment In India


Liver Cancer

The growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver causes liver cancer. It is a type of cancer that begins in the liver and is caused by an unusual increase in cell reproduction.

Primary liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver while metastatic liver cancer is cancer that spreads to the liver from another organ.

Liver Cancer - Overview

Liver cancer therapy includes a liver transplant and surgery to remove an infected portion of the liver.

Some tumours develop outside of the liver and spread throughout the body.

Liver cancer treatment, like other cancer treatments, is dependent on the stage of the disease.

Liver Cancer - Symptoms

The signs of liver cancer usually do not appear until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.

The following symptoms may occur as a result of liver cancer:

  • Swelling in the abdomen or fluid buildup
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain close to the right shoulder blade
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • An enlarged liver, spleen or both
  • Back Pain
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • A full feeling after a small meal
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Swollen veins visible underneath the abdomen skin, as well as bruising and bleeding, are all possible indicators of liver cancer.

Liver Cancer - Pre-Procedure

Before the treatment, your doctor will order a series of blood, urine, and cardiac tests to diagnose your liver based on your symptoms.

Following that, your doctor will seek to assess the cancer's extent (stage).

He'll perform a staging test to evaluate the cancer's size and location, as well as whether it's spread.

If you're a candidate for a liver transplant and the good news of a donor's availability is confirmed, you'll usually be put on a waiting list until a donor's liver becomes available.

Once a liver donor is found, a specialist doctor meets with the patient's family to explain the entire procedure and the risks involved.

The patient's family also signs a formal agreement.

After all of the following procedures are completed, the patient is placed on a "Nil by Mouth" diet, which means the patient can only drink fluid through an IV drip.

Liver Cancer - During Procedure

Liver transplant therapy in India is carried out by a team from India's premier liver hospital, which comprises a haematologist, anesthesiologist, and paramedical support.

The process usually takes between 6 and 12 hours to complete.

What should I expect during the process?

After all of the monitoring devices are in place, the patient is given general anaesthesia, and a tube is attached to a ventilator that is introduced into the lungs.

As the last stage of the transplant.

The bile duct is removed, and the donor's liver is used to replace the liver that needs to be transplanted.

Liver Cancer - Post-Procedure

The majority of liver transplants in India are successful.

After the liver transplant is successful, the patient is kept under surveillance for a few days to ensure that blood pressure, pulse rate, sugar level, and body temperature are all normal.

After the procedure, the patient is allowed to leave after 10 to 15 days of recovery. Although liver transplantation or liver cancer therapy is a lengthy recovery process, the majority of patients with liver cancer will be able to resume most of their daily activities and enjoy a high quality of life after the procedure.

Liver Cancer - Risk & Complications

A liver transplant carries a number of hazards, including the following:

The new liver isn't working properly, your body is rejecting it (rejection), and one of your bile ducts is blocked or leaking.

Liver transplant surgery is not an easy procedure, but on the plus side, the success rate of liver transplant in India has been high; nonetheless, one must be prepared for both positive and negative outcomes.