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What are the treatments for liver lesions?

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If you don’t have any symptoms, you may not need to do anything about the lesion. If it’s causing issues for you but it’s not cancerous, your doctor may recommend surgery to take it out and ease your symptoms.

If the lesion is cancerous, you might need one or more of these:

Chemotherapy.

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). This is a targeted type of chemotherapy.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

From: What Are Liver Lesions? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 27, 2017

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 27, 2017

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