For adults, this is the most typical form of liver cancer. Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) has different growth patterns, with some tumors starting off individually and growing larger. Later in the disease, it will spread to other areas of the liver. A second type begins as several small cancer nodules throughout the liver, instead of just a single tumor. This is the most common pattern in the U.S. It occurs frequently in people with cirrhosis (chronic liver damage).
Fibrolamellar is a rare subtype of HCC, and less than 1 percent of all HCCs. It's a type most often seen in women under the age of 35, and many times, the remainder of the liver is healthy. This subtype of cancer typically has a more positive outlook than other forms of HCC.
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 options like ViewRay (one of just five centers nationwide) and RapidArc®, offering intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). Our advanced 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 at least five years following treatment is 17 percent higher when 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.