Liver cancer, also known as Primary Liver cancer, may also be called Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or Hepatoma, is the most common type of Liver cancer. There are cancers which start in another part of your body and spread, or metastasise, to your Liver but Liver cancer starts in your Liver and that is why it will often be referred to as Primary Liver cancer.
If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having Primary Liver cancer you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team, known as a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the NNUH. The members of the Primary Liver Cancer MDT are experts at treating and managing cancer. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
If your health care team suggest surgery as an option, this service is offered and managed by our highly trained experts at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Please click on the link to the Addenbrookes Hospital Gastroenterology ward here.
- Primary Liver Cancer, also known as Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or Hepatoma.
Your health care team will discuss possible treatments for your cancer. These may be one or a combination of treatments including Radiotherapy, Surgery, Chemotherapy, or therapies that use heat or microwaves to treat your cancer.
Liver Cancer Consultants
|Dr Syed Alam|
|Dr Carl Hammond|
|Clinical Nurse Specialist|
If you would like to speak to the team, please contact the Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01603 288846.
Your Oncology Team will provide you with information about Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy treatments and will monitor your progress throughout your treatment. The Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will be your key-worker throughout your Oncology treatment providing support and advice.
|Oncology Consultants||Consultant Radiologists|
|Dr Tom Roques||Dr Mark Lewis|
|Dr Dan Holyoake||Dr Frank Carey|
|Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist|
If you would like to speak to the Oncology CNS, please call 01603 288774.
Patient Support Services
Any person living with cancer can self-refer or be referred by their health care professional. They will be matched with a trained volunteer who will call them weekly for 8-12 weeks. This will vary depending on what the person feels they need and can be stopped at any time. Telephone 0808 808 00 00
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