Surgery for liver cancer

Operations primary liver cancer are the most effective treatment, but it is not always possible due to the size and location of the tumor, proliferation of cancer body limits. If a strong liver damage - cirrhosis, surgery may be unsafe. Unfortunately, only a small number of people with primaryliver cancer surgery may be indicated.

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There are different types of surgery in this disease. The choice will be due to the location and size of the tumor and the presence or absence of cirrhosis. Before any operation it is important to discuss all related to the surgery with your doctor that there is a full understanding.

Surgery for cancer of the liver - transplantation in Israel

It is possible to remove the damaged liver and replacing it with donor - transplantation .

Indications are in hepatocellular carcinoma:

  • Tumor 1 to 5 cm;
  • 1 tumor size of 5 to 7 cm, which is within 6 months is not subjected to any change;
  • 2 or 3 tumors less than 3 cm.

Possible liver transplantation in cirrhosis. However, in the case of severe painful condition such operation may be unsafe.

In the majority of operations in the liver cancer use organs from deceased donors. In some situations it is possible to transplant from a living donor. Deleted right or left lobe of the donor liver and transplanted to a patient immediately. This is a new type of surgery that is not available to many hospitals.

Transplantation is not suitable for most people with primary liver cancer. This may be related to health and the spread of the disease outside of the body. In addition, the search for the donor can take several months. During this time, the cancer will continue to grow, so appointed by the other methods for its control.

If there is any likelihood of the spread of cancer, organ transplantation is not recommended because it does not cure the disease. The fact is that after surgery, the patient will need to take medications, known as immunosuppressants, so that the body did not reject the new liver. However, these medications weaken the immune system, making it less able to deal with malignant disease. Therefore, the disease may recur even after such major surgery.

Surgery for cancer of the liver - resection in Israel

If certain body segments cancer struck, the rest of it is healthy, it is possible to remove only the affected part. Such an operation is called aliver resection. Surgical intervention which involves removing the entire lobe of the liver, known as a partial hepatectomy.

The liver has a remarkable ability to regenerate. Even if 80% of the volume is removed, it will begin to re-grow very quickly and returns to normal size in a few weeks.

After surgery for liver cancer in Israel

For approximately 24 hours after surgery, the patient is in an intensive care unit or intensive care unit, until fully recovered from anesthesia. The liver has a very good blood supply, so there is a risk it will bleed after surgery. Doctors and nurses strictly monitor the blood pressure condition.

In place of the cut is placed one or more drainage tubes to drain fluid and blood. After a few days they will be removed.

Intravenously with a dropper will inject fluid and the essential nutrients to the point where the patient himself begins to eat and drink, usually within 1-2 days.

To drain urine into the bladder catheter is inserted, it is removed a few days later, when the patient will be able to climb out of bed.

Pain

It is normal to experience some pain or discomfort after surgery on the liver. For a number of days after the surgery the patient is given painkillers to prevent and relieve pain.

Nausea

May designate a given symptom antiemetic agent.

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Most patients can return home after 6-12 days. Over the next few weeks you will need painkillers. Full recovery period can take up to three months.

Follow-up includes visiting the outpatient clinic for postoperative inspection.

Programs and prices for treatment and diagnosis

[*] Program: Diagnosis of liver cancer 1

1. Consultation Oncologist
- $ 600
2. Biochemical analysis of blood consists of the following laboratory tests: Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, plasma electrolytes, albumin, lipid metabolism, Investigation of liver enzymes and bilirubin, creatine phosphokinase (CPK)
- $ 280
3. Tumor markers CA 19.9
- $ 120
4. Tumor markers CEA (tumor marker)
- $ 120
5. PET-CT (PET-CT), PET-CT (positron emission tomography CT +)
- $ 1,670
6. The audit pathology (biopsy)
- $ 680
7. Total full blood analysis
- $ 260
The total cost of the program
- $ 3.730
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