Liver cancer treatment and support in Denver
Our multidisciplinary team of experts is experienced in the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer. We utilize cutting-edge imaging technology and advanced surgical procedures to treat these complex tumors and provide the best possible outcome for our patients.
We recognize warning signs and symptoms to diagnose liver cancer early, utilizing advanced diagnostic tools, plus expertise in risk factors and symptoms, to ensure early detection and treatment of liver cancer.
Liver cancer risk factors and symptoms
Common risk factors of liver cancer include obesity, heavy alcohol use, Type 2 diabetes and viral hepatitis (Hep-B or Hep-C). For patients with these risk factors, our physicians examine each patient to determine whether any symptoms of liver cancer are present.
Some of the most common symptoms of liver cancer are:
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the abdomen
- Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen
- Unexplained weight loss
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
Early screening and diagnosis
We use several different methods to reach a liver cancer diagnosis, including diagnostic imaging tests and minimally invasive exams. These can include:
- Blood tests
- CT scan
- Medical history and physical exam
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides you with convenient access to leading-edge cancer therapies and clinical trials. Through our Sarah Cannon oncology programs, we offer patients personal, individualized care with a trusted network of specialists who address every aspect of cancer care.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center is pleased to offer access to askSARAH, a dedicated helpline designed to help answer your cancer-related questions. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or have questions with screenings, signs or symptoms, a specially trained askSARAH nurse can help. Committed to ensuring you have the right resources close to home, our nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or click here to connect directly to a nurse who can help you today.
Advanced technology and treatments for liver conditions
Many new technologies and treatments are helping patients with liver disease live longer and healthier. Our liver cancer specialists employ advanced treatment options, which can include surgical treatment, radiation oncology and chemotherapy. We offer the minimally invasive NanoKnife surgery for patients with cancers of the pancreas, liver, colon and bile ducts. Additional liver cancer treatments include:
- Drug therapies
- Complex biliary drainage
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Gastroenterology/hepatology treatments
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
- Interventional radiology
To learn more about liver cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center, call (303) 788-3478.
We are dedicated to providing complete support services for all oncology patients at Swedish. Through our partnership with the Sarah Cannon Clinic, patients can join clinical trials for access to cutting-edge liver cancer treatment.
Our Cancer Resource Center offers patients access to support services. From rehabilitation services to coordination and recovery treatment, our team helps patients cope with all aspects of the experience, from diagnosis to recovery.
Additionally, we also provide survivorship resources for our oncology patients.
Additional liver and biliary conditions we treat
To provide our patients with a full spectrum of care, we also treat a wide range of other liver and biliary conditions at Swedish, including:
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Bile duct disorders, including benign and malignant bile duct tumors
- Cancer of the liver, both primary and metastatic
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Drug-induced hepatitis
- Inherited metabolic liver disorders
- Portal hypertension
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D and E)