Surgery explained

  • Liver cancer, primary

    What is surgery and what is it used for?

    You may have surgery to treat primary liver cancer if the cancer is at an early stage. There are two operations that may be possible.

  • Liver cancer, primary

    What happens before the surgery?

    You will see a doctor or nurse at a clinic and have tests to check your health before your operation.

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Liver cancer, primary

    What happens after surgery?

    You’ll be monitored closely after your operation. How long you stay in hospital will depend on the operation you have.