Ray of hope: Radiotherapy improves survival of patients with liver cancer invading the portal vein

■ Medicine / Ray of hope: Radiotherapy improves survival of patients with liver cancer invading the portal vein Hepatitis B and C drastically increase the chances of developing hepatocellular carcinoma that often invades and blocks the portal vein; radiotherapy combined with other therapies offers patients the best hope for improved, increased survival. Hepatitis, a viral infection, results in chronic inflammation of the liver. Of the five types (A-E), hepatitis B and C are most concerning. According to the World Health Organization, hepatitis B infection is most common in Asia and Africa. Both hepatitis B and C are linked to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of … Continue reading Ray of hope: Radiotherapy improves survival of patients with liver cancer invading the portal veinRead More →