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Remembering Questions and Answers Concerning Treatment

Many people with liver cancer want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn all they can about liver cancer and their treatment options. However, the shock and stress that often accompany a liver cancer diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Often, it helps to make a list of liver cancer questions before an appointment with the doctor.
 
To help remember what the doctor says, people may take notes or ask whether they may use a tape recorder. Some also want to have a family member or friend with them when they talk to the doctor -- to take part in the discussion, to take notes, or just to listen.
 

Healthcare Providers Involved in Treating Liver Cancer

Often, several healthcare providers are involved in a person's liver cancer treatment. The doctor may refer patients to doctors who specialize in treating the disease, or patients may ask for a referral. Specialists who treat liver cancer include:
 
  • Surgeons
  • Transplant surgeons
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists.
     

Getting a Second Opinion

Sometimes, it is helpful to have a second opinion about the diagnosis and treatment plan. Some insurance companies require a second opinion; others may cover a second opinion if the person or doctor requests it.
 

Options for Liver Cancer Treatment

The doctor is the best person to describe the treatment choices and discuss the expected results. The doctor and patient can work together to develop a treatment plan for liver cancer that best fits the patient's needs.
 
As mentioned, depending on the type and extent of liver cancer, people may have:
 
(Click Liver Cancer Treatment by Stage to learn more.)
 
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