Liver cancer is truly more common in the Philippines than in most other countries. In 2014, liver cancer claimed the lives of 20 Filipinos a day; a number that is projected to double by 2030. At St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisciplinary Team will jointly hold a consultation to discuss appropriate treatment options for the liver cancer patients, preventing them from surgery and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Treatment for Liver Cancer
Torturous Traditional Liver Cancer Treatment
Surgical resection: Surgery is of high risk and big trauma. The big incision may cause severe complications. Surgical resection is not suitable for advanced liver cancer patients, and it’s of high risk of recurrence and metastasis.
Radiation and Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy kills normal cells while killing cancer cells, resulting in damage to the immune system. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy bring severe toxic side effects such as: the reduce of white blood cells and platelets, hair loss, vomiting, frequent urination, etc.
Treating Liver Cancer Easier with Cutting-edge Minimally Invasive Therapy
Microwave Ablation：With high efficiency and short operating time, microwave ablation can ablate a 6 cm tumor in 10 minutes generally. Microwave ablation is of wide adaption because of its high safety, few toxic side effect and low recurrence rate.
Nanoknife: Non-thermal ablation, the ablation of nanoknife mainly uses electric pulse to break through the cell membrane of tumor cells via high voltage pulse released by electrode probes to form multiple nanoscale irreversible electroporation, destroying internal and external cell balance then and making cells die quickly.
Interventional therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Cryotherapy: Compared with surgery, cryotherapy is associated with lower risks and less complications. little bleeding and quick recovery; few damage to normal tissues and can be performed repeatedly to prevent recurrence of liver cancer.
Particle Implantation: These implanted particles keeps emitting y-ray within the tumor, targeting to the cancer cells accurately; the radiation of seeds to tumor last for 180 days. Particle implantation is of high accuracy, millimeter minimally invasive; few toxic side effects and complications.
Treatments for liver cancer are various, but only by treating it based on patient’s individualized condition, can liver cancer be controlled and treated effectively . Experts from Multidisciplinary Team will jointly hold a consultation to discuss appropriate treatment options for liver cancer patients.