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Liver and Bile Duct Cancer


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Your liver is located behind the ribs on the right side of your abdomen. It filters impurities and stores nutrients your body needs. The bile ducts are thin tubes extending from the liver to the gallbladder and from the gallbladder to the small intestine. Their purpose is to transport bile, a fluid made in the liver. Bile breaks down fats during digestion.  

At Sylvester, we provide the most effective treatment options for liver and bile duct cancers including gallbladder cancer, hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

Our full-range of therapies include:
  • New chemotherapy drugs and clinical trials
  • Radiofrequency ablation (heating cancer cells)
  • Cryoablation (freezing cancer cells to destroy them)
  • Radioactive spheres or beads
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery, and more.

Our team-based approach offers you a correct diagnosis and the most targeted treatments. Your Sylvester cancer care team experts have dedicated their lives to just your type of cancer. You will always be treated as an equal member of your care team.

Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?

Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.

Advanced radiation therapy options like ViewRay (one of just five centers nationwide), RapidArc®, and a Siemens 40-slice 4D-CT scanner, offering intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). Our leading-edge technology offers more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in targeting tumors, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.  

More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.

The only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. The likelihood of surviving cancer for at least five years is 17 percent higher if treated at a Dedicated Cancer Center than at other hospitals.

Multidisciplinary care teams with nationally recognized expertise. Collaboration saves lives. Your care team is made up of experts in your exact type of cancer, and every single aspect of it.

Access to precision genetic medicine. We define your cancer and its treatment by the genes driving it, rather than solely its location and stage.

Nurse navigators ensure you are never alone on your cancer journey. We make sure all your records from outside Sylvester are received, coordinate specialty appointments and testing, and answer your questions.

High-volume experience with gallbladder and bile duct/biliary cancers. We offer greater precision and faster recovery for our gallbladder surgery patients.

Minimally invasive NanoKnife® radiosurgery. We provide more options for patients with inoperable or difficult-to-reach gallbladder or biliary tumors, producing little pain and requiring only a brief hospital stay.

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