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Whats treatment for small early hepatocellular carcinoma?
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Dr. Joe Golowa
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Hcc
Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc.
If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc.

In brief: Hcc
Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc.
If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc.
Dr. Joe Golowa
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: LIVER TRANSPLANT
Liver transplant is the best option for cure.
You need referal to a transplant center and be seen by a multispecialty team. Since it may take time to obtain a liver there are certain therapies that are used as a bridge to transplant. Radiofrequency ablation - burning of tumor. Chemoembolization - infusing chemotherapy into tumor and then blocking the artery that feeds it.

In brief: LIVER TRANSPLANT
Liver transplant is the best option for cure.
You need referal to a transplant center and be seen by a multispecialty team. Since it may take time to obtain a liver there are certain therapies that are used as a bridge to transplant. Radiofrequency ablation - burning of tumor. Chemoembolization - infusing chemotherapy into tumor and then blocking the artery that feeds it.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Myron Schwartz
People with single small HCC, normal liver function, and no portal hypertension- normal platelet count, no varices, normal spleen- should undergo resection. Results are similar to transplant, and when you consider the risk of dropping out from the waiting list because of tumor progression resection may actually be better depending on the local availability of donor organs.
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