liver cancer

What is Liver Cancer?

A cancer or tumour of the liver can start in the liver (called a primary tumour or cancer). It can also consist of cancer cells from other parts of the body that have travelled through the bloodstream and lodged in the liver to start a new tumour (called a secondary tumour or metastasis). Treatment of either form of liver cancer depends on the type of tumour, the stage it has reached, the general health of the person and their liver, and if there is cancer present in any other part of the body. Our hepatologists and surgeons are among the most experienced in Australia for treating liver tumours.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment or to request more information, talk to our consultants at The Liver Centre WA: (08) 6163 2800

We use the latest technology

For those patients diagnosed with either:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cholangiocarcinoma and other primary cancers of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
  • Cancers that have metastasized to the liver from other areas of the body.

Our experienced team can offer specialised and comprehensive care using as appropriate, all the diagnostic skills with the latest technology advances in radiology, oncology and surgery.

Minimally Invasive Tumour Resection
For suitable patients, one can also perform laparoscopic liver tumour removal which involves removing part of the liver with minimally invasive techniques, requiring a smaller incision and providing a quicker recovery.

Innovative Liver Surgery Techniques
Other innovative surgical techniques that have been widely adopted include surgery to remove some of the masses combined with radio frequency ablation to destroy other masses with heat. In some patients with extensive liver cancer it might be more successful to remove all the lesions over two operations as opposed to one.

Make an Appointment



  • (08) 6163 2800

We’re located at
McCourt Street Medical Centre
1st Floor, Suite 10, 2 McCourt Street
West Leederville WA 6007

We also operate from
Northam Hospital Health Service
Outpatients Clinic, Robinson Street
Northam WA 6401

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There are many online resources. We have collected some useful links for you.

Liver cancer on Wikipedia
Liver cancer animation video on YouTube

Cancer Council Australia