Radiation Therapy for Liver Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A couple comforts one another as one is about to undergo radiation therapy for liver cancer.
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We have extensive experience and proven expertise in SBRT, a special form of high-dose radiation.
  • Treatment plans are developed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, all focused on identifying the best possible treatment for each patient.
  • We offer the full range of treatment options for patients with liver cancer.

Liver cancer can often be silent, with no noticeable symptoms. It occurs when abnormal cells form and multiply within the liver, an organ situated behind the rib cage in the upper right section of the abdomen. The liver performs many critical functions: it filters and detoxifies the blood, produces bile and enzymes that aid digestion, manufactures essential proteins and regulates cholesterol and hormone levels. At Yale Medicine, we offer specialized treatment for all types and stages of liver cancer.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.