What are the nonsurgical options for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)?

Updated: Jan 31, 2021
  • Author: Luca Cicalese, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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In patients who are not candidates for liver transplantation or resection, tumor ablation can be offered to extend life and potentially to downstage the tumor so as to permit transplantation or resection. Alternatively, patients who have advanced disease may benefit from palliative care interventions rather than be subjected to often ineffective therapies.


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