Why choose us for your liver cancer care?
Anyone can get liver cancer, but the concern is particularly high in South Texas. In our region, liver cancer is affecting a growing number of people, particularly Latinos. But you’ve got experts close at hand. Doctors at Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, are helping more people reclaim their health.
We make it easy to receive the high-quality care you deserve, close to home. We offer the latest therapies, including sophisticated nonsurgical procedures and clinical trials.
Patients from San Antonio and 38 counties in South Texas put their trust in our program. Find out more about our liver tumor and cancer program.
What you need to know about liver cancer
- Liver cancer often stems from conditions, such as viral hepatitis, obesity and heavy drinking, that cause liver scarring (cirrhosis). You face a higher risk if you regularly consume too much alcohol.
- South Texas has unusually high rates of liver cancer. Our researchers are leading the way to determine why.
- Getting treatment for conditions such as hepatitis C, a liver infection, can lower your risk of a liver cancer diagnosis.
- We work alongside other nationally renowned liver cancer experts as part of the Texas Liver Tumor Center. In one visit, you see multiple specialists and receive a personalized care plan.
How to talk to your doctor about liver cancer
Everyone reacts differently to a cancer diagnosis. Whether you feel overwhelmed or want more information, we’re here to help. We encourage you to voice questions and concerns at any point in your care journey. No subject is too small to discuss.
You might want to ask your doctor about:
- Further testing you might need to inform your diagnosis or treatment decisions
- Cancer stage, tumor size, whether it has spread and what it means for your long-term health
- Treatment options, including any clinical trials you may be eligible for
- Side effects of treatment and how you can lessen the impact of side effects on your daily life
- Support to help you cope with the ways cancer may affect your mind, body and spirit
You are welcome to bring a friend or loved one with you to appointments. They can help you remember important details and assist you in making care decisions.