Hepatocellular Cancer


Hepatocellular cancer has been rising in the US due to the increase in Hepatitis B and C infections. Cirrhotic patients have a 3% a year risk of developing this. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, or palpable mass, Diagnosis usually an ultrasound or CT with a biopsy. Alpha fetoprotein is elevated in 85%.

Treatment Options

Treatment options include surgery, chemoembolization, transplant, radiofrequency ablation, radiation, cryosurgery, or chemotherapy. Chemotherapy agents include Sorafenib.

Hepatocellular Cancer Specialists

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.

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