Mercy Health has a network of expertly trained oncologists who utilize the latest technologies and procedures to diagnose and treat liver and pancreatic cancer. Our specialists will work with you do diagnose and gauge the severity of your conditions in order to build a plan and care team that is specifically tailored to your needs. Mercy Health oncologists, hepatology specialists, surgeons, radiologists and other care providers work together to provide comprehensive treatment.

Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Although the most likely causes of liver cancer are unclear, common risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cancer of the liver include chronic infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, cirrhosis, excess alcohol consumption, diabetes and certain inherited liver diseases. If you fall into any of these categories, you may want to discuss your risk of liver cancer with your primary care provider. Our physicians are trained to recognize the common signs and symptoms of liver cancer. The best methods to lower your risk are drinking in moderation, maintaining a healthy weight and making sure you are vaccinated against hepatitis.

Pancreatic cancer is seldom detected in its early stages, and spreads rapidly to the surrounding organs and blood vessels, so understanding your risk and talking with your doctor about warning signs is vital to catching the disease in a treatable stage. If you are obese, are a smoker or former smoker, have a family history of pancreatic cancer, have diabetes or chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or are over the age of 65, you are at a higher risk for developing pancreatic cancer. Some signs and symptoms to watch out for include sudden and unexplained weight loss, jaundice, severe abdominal pain and bowel obstruction. If you are suffering from any or all of these symptoms, you should see your doctor right away.

If you have a family history of pancreatic cancer or liver cancer, you may want to schedule a genetic risk screening to help understand your risk of developing one of these diseases.
Why Choose Mercy Health?
When it comes to hepatic and pancreatic cancers, Mercy Health understands that early detection is key. Our hepatology specialists and primary care physicians are skilled at identifying signs and symptoms of these conditions, and will work closely with our oncology team to formulate a care plan for you. We do everything we can do to create the easiest experience for you and your loved ones throughout the process, in order to keep you well in mind, body and spirit. Reach out today to schedule an appointment with a Mercy Health provider if you are experiencing symptoms or think you may be at risk of developing liver or pancreatic cancer.

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