Treatments that destroy the tumour by applying heat or alcohol directly to the tumour can be used usually to treat tumours smaller than 3cm. This is called tumour ablation. It may be suitable if you can’t have surgery, or choose not to have surgery.
Doctors usually recommend these treatments when there is a good chance that they will be successful. Your liver specialist will explain if they are possible treatments for you. They can also be carried out during a laparoscopy or a liver resection.