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Liver Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center

Your liver is one of the biggest organs in your body – so it follows that receiving a liver cancer diagnosis is no small matter.

At the University of Colorado Cancer Center, you’ll find a knowledgeable team of experts you can trust to walk with you every step of the way through your treatment.

The region's only NCI-designated center

As the Rocky Mountain region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we specialize in treating liver cancer. We tailor treatment, care and support to each individual patient. And the same team of liver cancer specialists will fight alongside you from diagnosis to treatment and aftercare. Learn how our Nurse Navigator can guide you through your treatment process.

That’s one of the reasons why our 5-year cancer survival rates are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.

To begin your journey with a committed and caring team of liver cancer experts, call us at (720) 848-0300.

In this video, Dr. Chuck Ray, Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology and Chief of Interventional Radiology (IR) at University of Colorado Hospital, discusses IR as a treatment for liver cancer. Dr. Ray also highlights the benefits to cancer patients of the "team approach" to treatment available at UCH.

 

The region's only NCI-designated cancer center

The University of Colorado Cancer Center at UCH is one of only 40 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and is the only such center within an 850-mile radius of the Denver area.

 

 

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Liver Cancer at a Glance

  • Your liver filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats from food, and stores glycogen, the body’s primary energy source.
  • More than 20,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed each year.
  • Liver cancer is more common in men than in women, although it is still fairly rare in the United States in both groups. 
  • The average age at diagnosis of liver cancer is 64. More than 90% of people diagnosed with liver cancer are older than 45 years of age.
  • Primary liver cancer forms in the liver tissues.
  • Secondary liver cancer spreads to the liver from another part of the body.

Source: American Cancer Society

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