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Liver Cancer in Children – In Treatment

In Treatment

Types of Liver Cancer Treatments

There are a number of treatments for childhood liver tumors. Hepatoblastoma in children and hepatocellular carcinoma in children are treated differently. Although both tumors require complete surgical removal for treatment to be successful, they respond differently to chemotherapy. Hepatoblastoma responds well to chemotherapy while HCC tumors are usually treated with surgery alone.

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Surgery
Chemotherapy
Chemoembolization
Liver transplantation

Factors Affecting Survival

Factors that affect treatment type and cure rate include:

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Complete Tumor Resection (Removal)
Presence of Pure Fetal Histology
Tumor Stage
Alphafetoprotein (AFP) Production
Liver Cancer in Children – In Treatment was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by Geoff Duncan
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