The following illustration shows the possible pathway a liver cancer patient might follow.
This is different from patient to patient depending on many factors such as your overall health, type of mutation, current staging, size, and location of the tumour.
Please refer to the legend below and the specific section Options to treat liver cancer.
From left to right the entire path a patient may experience
Patients show symptoms similar to different diseases and an evaluation is ongoing
All different types of examination a physician can request in order to assess the disease
Diagnosis of the disease based on the results of the examinations and other information about the patient and his family
Different treatments available; tumor board decides the best approach
Treatment's complementary procedures
The Follow-Up evidences the need for examination