Removing liver tumors with surgery is the best chance for a cure but they are often inoperable because of the large size or location. At times, many small tumors may have spread throughout the liver making surgery ineffective.
As a result, minimally invasive procedures are often used to treat tumor livers.
Radioembolization cuts off the blood supply to tumors while killing malignant cells.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a non-surgical minimally invasive treatment that kills the abnormal tissue while sparing healthy kidney tissue.
Chemoembolization is a procedure that involves delivering a high dose of a radioactive chemotherapy drug directly into the liver while shutting off the arteries supplying the blood that feeds the tumor.