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Liver Cancer Treatment in Maryland

We at Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates are a team of the world's finest doctors that provides advanced clinical treatment to liver cancer patients.

Liver cancer

Liver cancer is one of the fastest-growing cancers in the US. It begins when tumor cells grow from liver cells and divide uncontrollably. This can impair the function of your liver and several other surrounding organs.

The Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates will create a comprehensive treatment plan that offers the most advanced treatments available. It provides you with the best outcomes possible, ranging from complete or partial surgical removal to different personalized treatment options for all types of liver cancer.

Conditions We Treat for Liver Cancer

Conditions We Treat

There are different types of liver cancer that we treat.

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
    The most common primary liver cancer is HCC. This tumor originates in the hepatocyte cells of the liver. People with liver disease, such as cirrhosis are more likely to develop multifocal HCC.
  • Fibrolamellar HCC
    This rare HCC subtype is not often associated with underlying hepatic inflammation or established risk factors. Fibrolamellar HCC is more frequent in younger patients and has a better prognosis than HCC.
  • Hepatic Angiosarcoma and Hemangiosarcoma
    These uncommon, fast-growing liver tumors develop in your liver's blood veins. They are frequently not diagnosed until they have progressed to an advanced stage.
  • Hepatoblastoma
    This is a relatively rare kind of liver cancer that mostly affects youngsters. If discovered early, the survival probability is more than 90%.
  • Secondary (metastatic) Liver Cancer
    Metastatic liver tumors are cancers that begin elsewhere in the body and spread to the liver. Any tumor can spread to the liver, but colorectal, breast, and lung tumors are the most prevalent.

Our Liver Cancer Treatment Options

We have various liver cancer treatments available. They include:


Cancer surgery is a surgical treatment that removes a tumor and surrounding tissues to prevent the cancer from growing further.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the regulated use of radiation to treat cancer. At COHA, our radiation oncologists have access to the latest types of radiation machinery and treatment procedures.


Chemotherapy is a potent medication therapy that kills tumors inside your body. These drugs are generally combined with other treatments like surgery, hormone therapy, or radiation. At COHA, our providers will recommend the right chemotherapy plans for you.


Immunotherapy is a type of advanced cancer therapy that strengthens your immune system and other defense systems to battle cancer at the cellular level. Our immunotherapy experts have got years of experience in successfully treating cancer patients.

Meet Our Liver Cancer Specialists in Maryland

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Frequently Asked Questions for Liver Cancer

Signs and symptoms of liver cancer may include:

  • Losing weight suddenly
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • General weakness and fatigue
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Yellow discoloration of your skin
  • White, chalky stools

Cancerous tumors that have spread (metastasized) to the liver from another section of the body are known as metastatic liver cancer.

Chemotherapy is not a cure for liver cancer in the majority of instances, as regular chemotherapy is ineffective in treating liver cancer. However, doctors may occasionally propose an alternative type of chemotherapy known as hepatic artery infusion.

Other ways to prevent liver cancer are:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding infection with the hepatitis B and C viruses
  • Keeping arsenic and aflatoxins at bay

Upon receiving your diagnosis, we recommend discussing your treatment options with one of our providers immediately. Delayed decisions on treatments can result in the cancer progressing quickly.

If left untreated, liver cancer can spread to any body part. When liver cancer cells divide and proliferate, they migrate to veins in the liver or surrounding lymph nodes before migrating to distant organs like the bones or lungs.

The survival rate for people with liver cancer varies based on the severity of their diagnosis and the stage of their malignancy. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for liver cancer is around 30%.

The rate at which liver cancer spreads is primarily determined by its type and the discovered stage. Some uncommon cancers begin in the cells that line the blood veins of the liver. These varieties are more likely to spread more quickly than others.

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