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What is the best treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma besides liver transplantation?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Resection: Licer resection is the next best treatment, tumor ablation would be next followed up by liver directed chemotherapy and finally systemic (total body) chemotherapy.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
There are options: There are several options for treating hcc short of transplant. If you would like a review of all the options, look at the journal of the american cancer society in dec 2012. Catheter based techniques called embolization are the most common platforms.
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
Resect or downstage: Surgical resection is best when possible. Other treatments work well including rfa, chemo embolization, or y90 radioembolization.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Local aggressive treatments are best option. In elderly with surgery is not an option, modalities like TACE, RFA, radiosurgery, injection of radioactive spheres or beeds , injection of other agents, chemotherapy can be helpful Best consult specialist to see what may be appropriate
Nov 15, 2013

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