Cancer in the liver is a complex condition that requires an experienced, multidisciplinary team of specialists, working together to deliver the very best treatment plan for you. If you have a diagnosis of liver cancer — either primary or secondary liver cancer — you want to be cared for by a team with the most experience treating your specific type of cancer. Primary liver cancer arises from liver cells. Secondary liver cancer refers to cancer that originated in another area, such as the colon or breast, and spread – or metastasized – to the liver. Biliary cancer begins in the bile ducts within or leading from the liver.
The Roswell Difference: Cancer is Our Only Focus
Roswell Park provides care for the whole person. While our surgical, medical and radiation oncologists treat the disease, our patients can also rely on a team of psychologists, social workers, dietitians and other professionals, who work together to provide a full spectrum of integrated care — all under one roof.
We know every patient is unique. That’s why we deliver the highest-quality care, with a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
According to American Cancer Society for 2019:
- About 42,030 new cases (29,480 in men and 12,550 in women) will be diagnosed.
- About 31,780 people (21,600 men and 10,180 women) will die of these cancers.
- Liver cancer incidence has more than tripled since 1980.
- Liver cancer develops about 3 times more often in men than in women.
- Liver cancer death rates have increased 2% per year since 2007.
- Liver cancer is much more common in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia than in the US. In many of these countries it is the most common type of cancer.
- More than 800,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer each year throughout the world. Liver cancer is also a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 700,000 deaths each year.