Options for The Treatment of Liver Cancer
Liver cancer occurs when a malignant tumor grows within the liver, which is the largest organ in the body and essential for life. It is located near the rib cage for protection in the upper part of the abdomen and performs many vital functions such as digestion, detoxification and regulation of blood proteins. The liver also helps in countless metabolic functions as it stores and then disposes substances such as drugs, carbohydrates, protein and toxins.
There are 2 Main Types of Liver Cancer:
It was estimated that in 2005 there were approximately 17,550 new cases of liver cancer diagnosed in the United States and of that, 15,420 were predicted to die from the disease. As you can see, the five-year survival rate with this type of cancer is very low. The occurrence of liver cancer in the United States is on the rise, doubling in the last decade.
A rise in the number of Hepatitis C patients is speculated as a contributor to the increase. The largest group with liver cancer that can be helped, or even cured, with the use of aggressive local therapies are patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Appriximately 75,000 of the 150,000 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer will have a cancer that has already spread to the liver or they will present in future years with metastatic cancer to the liver. If the cancer has only spread to the liver, the prognosis is better, but still not ideal.
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At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the alternative treatment of liver cancer.
Common Symptoms associated with Liver Cancer:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight Loss
- Feeling of weakness
- Abdomen discomfort/swelling
- Right shoulder pain
- Elevated liver enzymes
Risk Factors associated with Liver Cancer:
- Men have a greater risk of developing liver cancer than women
- In the US, the average age to develop liver cancer is about 60
- History with the hepatitis C and B Virus
- History of Cirrhosis
- History of Diabetes
- Eating foods with alfatoxins produced from fungi
- Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol
- Smoking tobacco
Alternative Liver Cancer Treatment
Our treatment plans are individualized, even for patients with the same type of cancer, and utilize both traditional and alternative medicines. We have integrated advanced, research-based alternative medicines with conventional therapies into a comprehensive, individualized treatment program that offers patients optimal success.
Our physicians have found that symptoms can frequently be improved and even reversed with our alternative liver cancer treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive to not only treat the cancer, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and most importantly, address the underlying cause of the disease. Even if standard treatments have reached their limits, patients with liver cancer still have treatment options.
For answers to your questions or to make an appointment, call us TODAY toll-free at (800) 923-7878 to speak with a Patient Care Representative. Let us help you get your life back.