Management of Liver Cancer in the last stage
The term Advanced or Metastatic Liver Cancer refers to a stage where cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or to other organs. Since these cancers are widespread, they cannot be treated with surgery.
- For people with well-functioning livers (Child-Pugh class A or B), initial treatment options might include:
• The immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (Tecentriq) plus the targeted drug bevacizumab (Avastin)
• Either of the targeted drugs sorafenib (Nexavar) or lenvatinib (Lenvima
2. Treatments such as radiation might also be used to help relieve pain and other symptoms.
3. Clinical trials of newer targeted therapies, immunotherapy, new approaches to chemotherapy (new drugs and ways to deliver chemotherapy), new forms of radiation therapy, and other new treatments may be helpful. These clinical trials are also important for improving the outcome for future patients.
If the nature of cancer, doesn’t make any of the above treatment options viable, Palliative Care can substantially improve the patient’s quality of life. This helps decrease the physical and emotional impact of the disease, and helps the family and caretakers of the patient.
Experts at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai can help you figure out your best treatment care options. Get more information on our Cancer Care Team here.