A team of health professionals will work with you to plan the treatment that is best for your situation.

In most hospitals, a team of specialists will meet to discuss the best treatment for you. This multidisciplinary team (MDT) for liver cancer will include:

  • a hepatologist – a liver disease specialist
  • a surgeon who specialises in liver cancers
  • a medical oncologist – a doctor who specialises in giving chemotherapy
  • a clinical oncologist – a radiotherapy and chemotherapy specialist
  • an interventional radiologist – a doctor who uses imaging to help them give treatments such as ablationchemoembolisation (TACE) or radioembolisation (SIRT)
  • a nurse specialist
  • radiologists – who help to analyse x-rays and scans
  • pathologists – who advise on the type and spread of the cancer.

It may also include:

  • a palliative care doctor or nurse who specialises in symptom control
  • a dietitian
  • a physiotherapist
  • an occupational therapist (OT)
  • a psychologist or a counsellor.

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