Liver cancer treatment in Nashville, Tennessee
Whether you are experiencing liver cancer or liver failure as a result of liver cancer, the medical experts at TriStar Health's family of hospitals can help. Our liver specialists provide comprehensive care and treatment options for patients with liver problems throughout the Middle Tennessee region.
To learn more about our liver cancer services, please call askSARAH at (615) 514-2401.
Liver cancer risk factors
Liver cancer is a cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, begins in the main type of liver cell. Other types of liver cancer, such as hepatoblastoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma are less common.
Liver cancer can develop from a variety of different conditions. Factors that increase the risk of primary liver cancer include:
- Hepatitis B or C infections
- Inherited liver diseases
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Excessive use of alcohol
- Exposure to mold-produced poisons
Other risk factors can include your sex, weight, race and long-term anabolic steroid use.
Liver cancer symptoms
Like many cancers, symptoms of liver cancer are not common during the early stages. However, when symptoms do appear, they may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- White, chalky stool
- Upper abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- General weakness and fatigue
- Abdominal swelling
- Yellow discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
If you experience any of these symptoms, please see your primary care doctor as soon as you can.
Liver cancer treatment
Oncologists treat liver cancer with both nonsurgical and surgical options. Depending on the stage, liver cancer can be treated using:
- Radiation therapy
- Hepatobiliary surgery
Having a cancer diagnosis affects more than your physical health. At TriStar Health, we want you to have a helping hand throughout your journey.
When you are diagnosed, we assign a nurse navigator who helps you understand your treatment options and coordinates care with your medical team. Additionally, we can connect you to various cancer support groups throughout the Greater Nashville area.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (615) 514-2401 or chat online at askSARAHnow.