Hepatocellular carcinoma is cancer of the liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma is not the same as metastatic liver cancer, which starts in another area (such as the breast or colon) and spreads to the liver.
Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand liver cancer and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as hepatology specialists, social workers, and nurses. Our team includes members of the UI Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Center as well as members of the state-wide Iowa Liver Center.
Treatment plans may include:
- Immunotherapy (biological therapy) - works to boost, direct, or restore your body's natural defenses against disease
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy