Primary liver cancer – or cancer that starts in the liver – is a disease that is often found in people in their 60s and 70s, particularly those who have experienced chronic liver conditions, such as hepatitis C. It is less common than secondary liver cancer (liver metastases), which occurs when cancer spreads to the liver from another part of the body.

Your liver cancer care team at Miami Cancer Institute is part an integrated, multidisciplinary practice where specialists can collaborate and provide comprehensive care, all under one roof. Our liver cancer team is world-renowned in their field and is on the cutting edge of treatment technology.

We are dedicated to caring for the whole patient throughout the cancer journey; from diagnosis, to treatment, to post-cancer life. Each individualized cancer care plan includes innovative treatments as well as services to address your whole journey as a patient, including nutritional advice, physical therapy and pain management services. Not only do we strive to find the treatment that is right for your cancer, we also want to develop the treatment that is right for you as a patient.

What is liver cancer?

Liver cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the liver.

The liver is an organ that helps your body break down and store nutrients found in your blood. It also creates proteins that help stop wounds from bleeding, removes waste from the body, and creates a fluid that helps your body digest food (bile). It is located below your right lung.

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My cancer spread from my breast to my liver. My first reaction was, I don’t want to go through this again.

— Christina

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