Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the liver cells. The liver is a football-sized organ (the largest) that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. There are six basic types of Liver Cancer. They are Hepatic adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), hepatic angiosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma, hepatocellular cancer, bile duct cancer and Hepatoblastoma, ranging from children to adults.
The prevention of cirrhosis can prevent the development of liver cancer. Routine surveillance for liver cancer by performing an ultrasound of the liver in patients having cirrhosis will detect liver cancer at early stages.
The hospital stay depends on the surgery done. For Hepatectomy, the hospital stay is approximately six days, with ten days outside the hospital, while 22 days in the hospital and 40 days outside the hospital for a Liver Transplant Surgery. The cost of Liver Cancer Treatment in India ranges between USD 3,982 – USD 5,309 for Liver Resection (Hepatectomy), while Liver Transplant Surgery cost in India ranges between USD 33,182 – USD 46,455.