Liver cancer: A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the liver.
Liver transplantation: Surgery to replace a disease liver with a healthy one from a donor.
Tumor: A pathological tissue growth, characterized by uncontrolled multiplication of cells.
Cirrhosis: A type of chronic, progressive liver disease.
Biliary: Having to do with the liver, bile ducts, and/or gallbladder.
Hepatitis: An infection or inflammation of the liver.
Hepatitis B: A type of hepatitis that is carried and passed to others through the blood or sexual contact.
Hepatitis C: A form of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids.
MRI: A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.
CT: This is a X- ray procedure enhanced by computer the results are three dimensioned scan through a body part showing bone and body tissue.
Chemotherapy: Treatment with anticancer drugs.
Hepatologists: A doctor who specializes in treating liver disease.
Oncologists: A doctor who specializes in treating cancer.
Radiologists: A doctor who specializes in the use of X-rays to diagnose and treat disease.
Pathologists: A doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
Ultrasound: A diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.