The liver cancer team at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is a group of specialists who have extensive experience in treating patients with challenging liver malignancies. Because they focus on liver cancer, they understand the many nuances of the disease, including diagnosis, and are up-to-date on the most current and advanced treatment options.
Every patient in the program receives a multidisciplinary treatment plan. Our team includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, hepatologists, transplant surgeons, and specialized diagnostic radiologists and pathologists. These experts meet weekly to discuss patients and ensure every individual is receiving the most effective care.
Committed to clinical excellence, our team members provide the full range of standard and innovative therapies for liver cancer. Their dedication to research and education ensures patients benefit from the latest knowledge of liver cancer treatment.
Liver Cancer Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis
There are two broad categories of liver cancer — tumors that originate in the liver itself (primary liver cancer) and cancer that has spread to the liver from other parts of the body (secondary, or metastatic liver cancer). Learn more about these types of liver cancer, their symptoms and diagnosis.
Liver Cancer Treatment Options
Most patients with liver cancer require several different kinds of liver cancer treatment. The liver cancer team works together to make sure all patient care is fully coordinated.
Clinical Trials for Liver Cancer
The liver cancer team at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is actively involved in national research programs offering patients access to new clinical treatment protocols.
Managing Liver Disease
Many patients with liver cancer may also have underlying liver disease, such as cirrhosis. Our liver cancer specialists include physicians in the Gastroenterology/Hepatology Program who specialize in managing liver disease and preventing liver cancer. In addition, our nationally known Palliative Care Program provides support and services for patients with complex symptoms.
Liver Cancer Questions and Answers
A liver cancer diagnosis can be extremely overwhelming. To help you get through this difficult time, we've created liver cancer video answers to common questions you may have.
Liver Cancer Second Opinion Program
When you are diagnosed with any serious disease, it makes sense to get a second opinion. Our liver cancer team will confirm your diagnosis, talk to you about your alternatives and make sure you are receiving the most effective care for your specific condition.
Our physicians will talk about concerns, reexamine the diagnosis and take a fresh look at all options. They are able to offer a full range of the most sophisticated treatments available:
- Advanced liver cancer surgery options (including unique laparoscopic procedures) performed by some of the nation’s top liver surgeons.
- The latest evidence-based drug therapy protocols delivered in our state-of-the-art Day Hospital.
- New techniques for effectively treating liver tumors with radiation therapy.
- Minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures that concentrate therapy at the site of the cancer.
- Many patients are able to access new drug therapies through participation in clinical trials.
- Patients who are eligible for an organ transplant benefit from working with our nationally recognized Liver Transplant Program.
Learn more about our Cancer Second Opinion program.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.
Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine
There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.