Discussion. There are many reasons why a person with liver cancer would not be a liver resection candidate. These include but are limited to: advanced liver disease (decompensated cirrhosis), spread of liver cancer outside of the liver, invasion into a vein in the liver, and other medical conditions. Discuss with your liver doctor and liver surgeon what your options are. Always consider a second opinion.
Kill cancer cells. The liver has a well defined blood supply, and sometimes the tumor area can have the blood supply cut off by a process of embolization. More than one tumor can be treated this way. If that can't be done, then it is important to be kind to your liver, by avoiding any further damage, such as avoiding alcohol and some medicines or herbs which are toxic.