Call us: 
+65 6264-2836
#21-11/12 Royal Square Medical Centre
Mon - Fri : 9am - 5pm, Sat : 9am - 1pm
Follow us on:

Liver Cancer

What is Liver Cancer?

Liver Cancer is a cancer arising from liver cells.

Is liver cancer common in Singapore?

Liver Cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in men, after colon and lung cancer.

Liver Cancer 3D organ

An illustration of a liver tumor

What are the risk factors associated with liver cancer?

The most common risk factor for liver cancer in Singapore is Hepatitis B. Other risk factors include chronic alcohol use, chronic hepatitis C and other conditions leading to liver cirrhosis. There is also increasing evidence that obesity and diabetes associated with NASH (fatty liver) are also risk factors for cirrhosis.

What are the symptoms associated with liver cancer?

Most patients with liver cancer do not have any symptoms especially in the early stage of the disease. In the later stages, patients may develop jaundice, confusion, bleeding tendencies or fluid in their abdomen known as ascites.

Is there a way to detect liver cancer early in the absence of symptoms?

Yes. Patients with liver cirrhosis and risk factors for liver cancer should undergo regular screening every six months using ultrasound of the liver and a blood test.

How is liver cancer diagnosed?

Diagnosis of liver cancer is usually be made by CT or MRI scans. In a small proportion of cases a liver biopsy may be needed to establish a diagnosis.

An illustration of the stages of liver damages

An illustration of a liver with cirrhosis


There are now several curative treatment modalities for liver cancer in selected patients. These include surgery, liver transplantation and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). There are also other treatment modalities used in more advanced stages of liver cancer including local chemotherapy – transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE), Yttrium-90 radioembolisation (Y-90) and molecular targeted therapies.

Follow-up after treatment

Patients treated for liver cancer are followed-up on a regular basis for surveillance of any tumour recurrence. For more information regarding liver cancer treatment, please reach out to us at Andrea's Digestive Clinic.

Contact us

    Name (required)

    Email (required)

    Mobile No (required)

    Message (required)

    Copyright © 2022 - Andrea’s Digestive, Colon, Liver and Gallbladder
    Clinic Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved