Liver Cancer Treatment In India

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Is Liver cancer treatment performed better abroad than in India?

Yes, treatment method performed abroad is better than India for the following reasons.


    1) Hospitals in India uses traditional approach in cancer treatment rather than a tailor made treatment as each patient cancer stage and condition is different so there cannot be a common treatment method which unfortunately is being practiced by hospitals in India.


   2) Doctor’s in India recommends common treatment method to all patient despite each require separate care and treatment method.


   3) So hospital abroad provides treatment to patient which is suited to the requirement of cancer treatment rather than providing one treatment to all.


    4) Hospitals in India still practices a traditional method of cancer treatment rather than recently developed advanced therapies such as targeted and minimal invasive etc. of which expertise to use these therapies is still is unavailable. 5) As each cancer patient is different so each cases should be handled in different way and therefore there should be a custom made or tailor made treatments to each cancer patient.


If there was a better treatment available in India than why would celebrity prefer to leave the country for better treatment? The answer is simply because they have plenty of money to spend abroad for better treatment but middle class Indian patients can’t afford such treatment cost. So what is the solution? The solution is to get same treatment at fraction of that cost, to know more read below or contact us.

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What are treatment option for liver cancer treatment by stage?

Liver cancer treatment in India facts

with the invention of advanced therapies, patients suffering from liver cancer can now be treated effectively, but the primary problem is the expertise required to use these therapies as well as technology and license which are not available with many hospitals in India, thus hospital are stuck using the older way to treat liver cancer patients which shows poor results. Fuda cancer hospital is the only hospital in India to treat the liver cancer using advanced and latest therapies thus making it the best cancer hospital for liver cancer treatment in India. Although liver cancer treatment in India is improved over the years, but there are still many hospitals in India which doesn’t use latest technology in treating cancer patients, if you have done your study on latest advancement in liver cancer treatment in India you would know that many hospital in India is still using older technologies and the top cancer hospitals which treats cancers are located in America, Europe and china. So the latest therapies which are very effective are given below.

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List of effective therapies in liver cancer treatment

Some of the therapies given below is now started to be used in India for liver cancer treatment, but the expertise required to use these therapies still needs plenty of improvement. Below mentioned therapies is operated considering various factors such as age, cancer stage and suffering disease etc. Through research it has been found that these list of therapies has been very effective in terms of liver cancer treatment and its recurrence.

  • 1. Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA) :

    Cryosurgery is used for liver cancer treatment and it is an important ablation technique for tumors. It destroys tumors by cycles of freezing and thawing. Cryosurgery's destructive effects on tumors are due to two major mechanisms, one immediate, the other delayed. The immediate mechanism is the damaging effect of freezing and thawing the cells. The delayed mechanism is the progressive failure of microcirculation; ultimately, vascular stasis becomes operative as an important cause of tumor tissue destruction. Once the temperature falls below -40oC, ice crystals may form within the cells. Once it occurs, cell death is almost certain. During cryosurgery, progressive failure of microcirculation occurs due to a cascade of events: endothelial layer destruction causing vessel walls to become porous, interstitial edema, platelet aggregation, microthrombii, and ultimately vascular congestion and obliteration. It was theorized that during cryosurgery, the immune system of the host became sensitized to the tumor being destroyed by the cryosurgery. Any primary tumor tissue undamaged by the cryosurgery and the metastases were destroyed by the immune system after cryosurgery. This response was termed the "cryo-immunological response". Cryosurgical ablation is effective for liver cancer treatment but still there is no expertise in India to use these therapies on cancer patients. Learn More ....

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  • 2. Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy)

    Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy) is used for liver cancer treatment in India, Seed implantation with iodine-125 or palladium-103 seeds (brachytherapy) is a highly effective treatment for patients with cancer. Brachytherapy requires no surgical incision, offers patients a shorter recovery time, and has less chance of troubling side effects. For example, for prostate cancer, brachytherapy is an outpatient procedure and most patients go home the same day as their treatment. They can also return to their normal activities a few days after treatment. Seed implantation takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour. Seed implantation with iodine-125 seed gives a lower dose rate of radiation than palladium-103. Because iodine-125 works in your body longer than palladium-103, it is ideal for treating slow growing tumors such as most prostate cancers. The 125 iodine seeds-which have a half -life of 59 days-release a short-course of gamma ray. The seeds implanted into cancerous masses and nearby tissue radiate targeted cells and ultimately destroy cancer. This prevents unnecessarily exposing the whole body to radiation. Learn More...

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  • 3. Percutaneous Ablation

    Thermal injury to cells begins at 42 ? Only 8 minutes at 46 ? is needed to kill malignant cells, and 51 ? can be lethal after only 2 minutes. At temperatures above 60 ? intracellular proteins are denatured (killed) rapidly, cell membranes are destroyed through dissolution and the melting of lipid bilayers, and lastly, cell death is inevitable. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new technique for treating tumors localized to certain organs. A needle electrode is advanced into the targeted tumors via either a percutaneous, laparoscopic, or open (operation) route. The RF energy causes the tissue around the tip of the probe to heat up to a high temperature above which cells break apart and die. For eradication of all cancerous cells, the goal is to place the probes so that they destroy the entire tumor plus an adequate "rim" of non-cancerous tissue around it. Percutaneous Ablation therapy is very effective for liver cancer treatment but very rarely used in India on cancer patients. Learn More....

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    Percutaneous Ablation for liver cancer treatment

  • 4. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used for liver cancer treatment in india, it combines a drug (called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent) with a specific type of light to kill cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), as a scientific, appropriate, noninvasive therapy, will usher in a new age in tumor therapy, just as penicillin helped to revolutionize pneumonia treatments in the 1930s. PDT is a non-thermal light chemical reaction and requires oxygen, photosensitive substance (photo-sensitizer) and laser simultaneously. The photo-sensitizer is absorbed by neoplasm tissue and accumulates in the cells for a long time. The photo-sensitizer is activated with the appropriate wavelength of light and reacts with oxygen to generate reactive single state oxygen and a hotochemical substance that are toxic to cells. This leads to apoptosis and necrosis of cancer; PDT can result in local vascular lesion of tumor. PDT can make tumor tissue ischemic necrosis and initiate immune reaction of antitumor. Learn More....

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  • 5. Combined Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is used for liver cancer treatment, Immunotherapy, also known as CIC-combined immunotherapy for cancer-has increasingly become the focus for cancer researchers. The past 10 years have seen an increased understanding of immuno-surveillance and appreciation of the mechanisms by which tumors escape its notice. This has led to the development of promising new strategies against cancer, such as immunotherapy, which is focused on increasing of the body’s natural immune functions against cancer cells. This treatment has had some of the most exciting and consistently successful results. Fuda Cancer Hospital has had great achievements in the field of cryosurgery for cancer. Fuda is the leading medical organization for cryosurgery in the world, and its success has been confirmed by many specialists, including the International Society of Cryosurgery. Fuda Cancer Hospital was the first to propose and implement CIC in combination with cryosurgery, and since then, the immunotherapy/cryosurgery model has been a hallmark of Fuda Cancer Hospital-Guangzhou. Learn More...

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  • 6. Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)

    Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) is used for liver cancer treatment, Cryosurgery has been used for two decades for the treatment of many benign, malignant, and metastatic cancer [1-3]. More specifically, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been successfully treated either with cryosurgery alone or in combination with resection [4-6]. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), by itself, is not associated with improved survival when compared with that of an untreated control group[7], however, it has been proved to shrink the mass of liver cancer. It is shown that sequential TACE-resection might improve outcome for the patients with large HCC [8]. Therefore, combination of TACE and cryosurgery is expected to yield better therapeutic efficacy. Learn More...


Liver cancer treatment in india – Introduction

Liver cancer treatment generally varies based on the stage at which the cancer was detected and a few other factors. Our aim is to create awareness in selecting cancer hospital for liver cancer treatment in India, thus describing the available technologies and therapies and also to explain and promote the benefits of using such innovative cancer therapies for liver cancer treatment. Best liver cancer treatment in India is given at the cancer hospitals which are using the latest therapies i.e. such as minimally invasive therapies and innovative treatment methods (as explained above).

1. What is liver cancer ?

Liver cancer treatment information - The main function of Liver is to process nutrients from food, help digestion, make bile, remove toxins from the body and build proteins. Liver cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells starting in the Liver or spread to liver from cancer of other organ. Cancer spread / metastases to Liver (Secondary Cancer) from other organ Cancer is more common. Liver Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women both, as it is the most difficult type of cancer to treat. Most of the Liver Cancer cases are diagnosed in the advanced late stage because many patients do not experience any major symptoms in the beginning. The most common symptoms of Liver Cancer are Stomach Pain, Weight Loss, Enlarged Liver, Anaemia, Fever, Skin problems (associated Jaundice), Etc. The most common causes of Liver Cancer are Viral Infection with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, Liver Cirrhosis, Drinking Alcohol and Smoking etc.

Liver cancer is usually diagnosed with a number of different tests, which may include:

> Liver Biopsy: A small piece of liver tissue is removed with a needle and examined for Liver cancer cells for liver cancer treatment.
> Blood tests: To check liver cancer your general health and check for a chemical usually found in increased levels in people with primary liver cancer.
> Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): To check Liver cancer a powerful magnet and magnetic field instead of x-rays to build an image of the body.
> Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: A specialised x-ray taken from many different angles to build a three-dimensional (3-D) picture of the body which helps in for liver cancer treatment diagnosed.

2. Effective therapies and technologies for liver cancer treatment

The type of liver cancer treatment given to patient depends upon the condition of a patient, so the liver cancer treatment plan can differ from one patient to another patient. Depending upon cancer type, advanced therapies that are effective in liver cancer treatment are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Combined Immunotherapy, Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) .These therapies has been found very effective in liver cancer treatment, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and minimal Side-Effects. Many of these therapies are not available in India. These advanced therapies has been found very effective against traditional therapy and is very effective for the patient suffering from advanced stage liver cancer.

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3. Available therapies for liver cancer treatment in India

Liver cancer treatment which are available in India are Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy and Hormonal. Some of this therapies are very old and is being used since 25 years of its first use, whereas latest technology is being used to treat cancer patient at fuda and it has shown very good results compared to traditional therapy given in India. Traditional therapy given in India to treat liver cancer has shown many side-effects Which are Weight Loss or Weight Gain and Loss of appetite, Pain, Diarrhea and Fatigue, Nausea and Vomiting, Hair loss, Decreasing Immunity and Early Menopause, whereas therapies given at fuda cancer hospital has shown lesser side effects and lesser recurrence rate using our advanced technology.

> Hyperthermia Therapy: Hyperthermia therapy is a type of treatment for liver cancer in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation and certain anticancer drugs. Because some cancer cells are more sensitive to heat than normal cells are, the cancer cells die and the tumor shrinks. Learn More...
> Resection for Liver Cancer Treatment: If the cancer is limited to only a small part of the liver and if the damage to liver is expected to be minimal that section of the liver is removed. This is known as surgical resection. It might be possible to remove a larger section of the liver as the liver can regenerate itself, but this is considered unsafe in most cases. Learn More...
> Liver transplant for Cancer Treatment: If the cancer affected areas of the liver is small it is possible to receive a transplant from. For larger tumors a liver transplant will not prevent the recurrence of cancer. Learn More...
> Biologic Therapy: Biologic therapy is a treatment that uses the patient’s immune system to fight cancer. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used to boost, direct, or restore the body’s natural defenses against cancer. This type of cancer treatment is also called biotherapy or immunotherapy.
> Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment For Liver Cancer: At an early stage in cancer where the tumors are less than 2cm in diameter, Radiofrequency ablation can be used to kill the cancer cells. Small electrodes are inserted into your liver through your skin. Once the needles are in place, electricity is passed through the needle to generate heat and kill the cancer cells. Learn More...
> Chemotherapy Treatment for Liver Cancer: Chemotherapy or Chemo utilizes potent medicines to kills cancer cells. Unlike radiofrequency ablation, chemotherapy affects healthy cells in other organs on the body. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously and in several other ways. Once the medicine reaches the cancerous area, it blocks certain pathways in the cell cycle to kill cancer cells.
> Chemoembolization: Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment for liver cancer that can be used when there is too much tumor to treat with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), when the tumor is in a location that cannot be treated with RFA, or in combination with RFA or other treatments. In this the anticancer drug is given along with another substance that blocks the hepatic artery. (artery supplying the liver). Thus the anticancer drug is gets concentrated in the cancerous portion of the liver. Also since this area does not get fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients due to blocked hepatic artery, the tumor slowly shrinks and dies away. Learn More....
> Cryosurgery: It is a treatment that uses an instrument to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue, such as cancerous cells. This type of treatment is also called Cryotherapy. The doctor may use ultrasound to guide the instrument.

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4. Advanced stage liver cancer treatment in India

Patients with early-stage tumors that can be removed surgically have the best chance of long-term survival. Most liver cancers are inoperable at the time it's diagnosed, either because the cancer is too advanced or the liver cancer is too diseased to permit surgery. The various disease-directed liver cancer treatment options can be grouped according to whether they may get rid of the cancer completely or are aimed mainly at increasing the patient’s survival but will most likely not eliminate the cancer. The first group of liver cancer treatments includes transplantation, surgery and thermal ablation. These liver cancer treatment are generally recommended when the tumor has been found at an early stage. Many doctors will not use these liver cancer treatments if the tumor is larger than 5 cm. Depending upon cancer type advanced therapies that are used to treat liver cancer patients at fuda are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Nano-Knife Therapy, Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) , these therapies for liver cancer treatment in india has been found very effective, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and minimal Side-Effects. Many of these therapies are not available in India and these therapies has been found very effective against traditional therapy given at any other hospital in India.

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More about liver cancer treatment in india

Liver cancer is the sixth most frequent cancer globally and the second leading cause of cancer death. In 2012 it occurred in 762,000 people and resulted in 714,000 deaths. Ask us for more details for liver cancer treatment in india. Liver cancer is the 7th most common cancer in the India (round 7,800 people were diagnosed with liver cancer and provided liver cancer treatment in india), and it is the 11th most common cause of cancer death.
Globally, in the year 2010, liver cancer resulted in more than 7,50,000 deaths, up from 4,10,000 in 1990, making it the third leading cause of cancer death after lung and stomach. In the year 2012 7% of liver cancer diagnoses in men, the 5th most diagnosed liver cancer that year, and our team is dedicated to provide best liver cancer treatment in india.
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Some of Fuda Cancer Hospital Highlights

  • Fuda Cancer hospital spends millions of dollars each year in the field of cancer research.
  • We have discovered effective cancer therapies to treat cancer patients and we have performed Cryosurgical ablation on more than 10,000 cancer patients from all over the world (till Aug 2014).
  • We are among top three hospitals in the world for cancer treatment
  • We are only hospital in the world to treat record number of foreign patients.
  • We are only hospital in the world specialized in treating advanced stage pancreatic cancer.
  • We have been awarded by international organization for our achievements in the field of cancer research and treatments.
  • Therapies given at Fuda are safe, effective, less painful, and minimally invasive, unlike other therapies (such as chemotherapy etc.) which are more painful and also it leaves many side effects to all organs.
  • We treat all types of cancers like Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Breast cancer etc.
  • Targeted chemotherapy – Traditional Chemotherapy affects all the healthy organs in the body (having side effects to all organs) whereas targeted chemotherapy treats cancer and affects only cancerous organs, so minimal side effects occurs.
  • Fuda is well-known for their minimally invasive therapies, innovative treatments and conventional methods of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.
  • Low cost cancer treatment.
  • Therapies which we provide to treat cancer are not available at any other hospital in India.
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Information about Liver cancer

A collection of abnormal active cells, uncontrolled growth in, on or around the surface of liver, developed by our own body without any specific particular reason is known as Liver cancer.

As liver is one of the largest organ in the human body, it is capable of creating multiple lesions or tumors in itself. Mainly divided in the right lobe, left lobe and eight segments, liver is also highly vascular in nature. This means it carries a large volume of blood supply and some of the most important arteries and veins passing through it. Thus, surgery is usually risky in advance stage liver cancer cases.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of Liver cancer in India.

Cholangiocarcinoma, liver angiosarcoma, hepatoblastoma are other types of Liver cancer in India.

Being one of the most common type and widely spread, liver cancer claims more than 14% of deaths in overall cancer cases. In under developing nations, especially in Asia, the incidence of number of cases diagnosed as liver cancer is increasing year by year.

Which population is at more risk of developing liver cancer

  • Long surviving liver diseases Long surviving liver diseases
  • Chronic infections like Hepatitis Chronic infections like Hepatitis
  •  Liver cirrhosis Liver cirrhosis
  • Acute or Chronic alcohol consumption
  •  Obesity Obesity
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • fuda Male patients are more in number to get diagnosed as liver cancer as compared to female patients.

What are the signs and symptoms of liver cancer?

Usually there are no major signs or symptoms noted in the early stage of liver cancer. Some patients may not have any signs or symptoms where as some may experience –

  •  Loss of appetite Loss of appetite
  • Significant weight loss Significant weight loss
  • Nausea or Vomiting Nausea or Vomiting
  • Weakness Weakness
  • Lethargy Lethargy
  • Stomach or abdominal bloating Stomach or abdominal bloating
  • Ascites Ascites or free fluid in the abdomen
  • Recently diagnosed or untreated Jaundice
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Lump in the right sided abdomen

What are the diagnostic tests to confirm liver cancer?

  • Blood test –

    • Complete blood count (CBC)

    • Liver function test (LFT)
  • Ultrasound (Ultrasonography USG)
  • CT Scan (Abdomen and/or Pelvis)
  • MRI (Abdomen and/or Pelvis)
  • PET Scan
  • Biopsy
  • Angiography
  • Laparoscopy
  • Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) test

What are the complications associated with liver cancer?

More than 73% of liver cancer cases are associated with one or more complications, specifically :

  • Fluctuation in liver function -

    • Increased bilirubin levels (Jaundice)

    • Increased SGOT and SGPT levels

    • Increase alkaline phosphatase
  • Increasing ascites - this ascitic fluid could be malignant as well.
  • Thrombosis - formation of a blood clot, most commonly Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT)
  • Low immunity
  • Biliary cirrhosis is a long term liver diseases where the bile duct become damaged. This leads to a build up of bile in the liver, eventually causing cirrhosis of liver. People with biliary cirrhosis have an increased risk of HCC.

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