What is liver cancer
Cancer of the liver is classified into several types. The majority of liver cancers are hepatocellular carcinomas, and are typically a metastatic development (meaning cancer that originated elsewhere first and then spread to the liver). Less common are cholangiocarcinomas, or cancers of the bile duct. For the minority of the liver cancers that originate in the liver, the most common cause is cirrhosis due to hepatitis B/C or alcohol abuse.
How common is liver cancer
There are estimated to be 40,710 Liver cancer cases in the United States in 2017.1
Questions regarding your liver cancer therapy
You can reach the Accredo oncology care team, anytime, day or night, seven days a week.
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What are the symptoms of liver cancer
Liver cancer symptoms may include yellowish skin/whites of the eyes, upper abdominal pain, chalky stools, fatigue, easy bruising, nausea, and vomiting.
How is it diagnosed
Liver cancer is typically diagnosed via tissue biopsy, and supported by blood tests and imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI.
Accredo, a specialty pharmacy for liver cancer, dispenses specialty and non-specialty liver cancer medications including (but not limited to):
|Nexavar (sorafenib)||Bayer,Pharm Div|
|Stivarga® (regorafenib)||Bayer,Pharm Div|
Accredo also dispenses traditional chemotherapy medications as well as supportive care medications ordered by your prescriber that are not listed above.
Financing Your Care
Financial assistance coordination may be available to help with your medication costs, including manufacturer and community programs. Accredo representatives are available to help find a program that may work for you.
Life-saving specialty medication can be expensive. Learn how the Accredo teams help individuals find ways to afford the medication they need to survive in this video.
Liver Cancer Organizations
- American Liver Foundation
- International Liver Cancer Association
- Blue Faery- The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association
- Global Liver Institute
Cancer Support Organizations
There are many organizations that support research and advocacy for cancer. See below for a few of those organizations.
- American Cancer Society
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Association of Cancer Online Resources
- Cancer Support Community
- Livestrong Foundation
- National Foundation for Cancer Research
- Prevent Cancer Foundation
- Conquer Cancer Foundation
- Cancer GRACE
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network
- Patient Advocate Foundation
Meet the Team
Accredo’s oncology care team is dedicated to serving you and we understand the complexity of your condition. Our specialty-trained clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions.
Why We Do It
Accredo supports patients with chronic and complex conditions and helps them live their best life. Watch our video to learn why we do what we do for our patients.