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Ask an expert: Can liver cancer run in the family?

Q: “Is liver cancer hereditary? Does my mother’s recent diagnosis mean that I have a higher chance of getting it, too?”

Ask an expert: What is islet cell cancer?

Islet cell cancer is a relatively rare type of pancreatic cancer that develops in the islet cells – so called because the cells cluster together like small islands throughout the pancreas.

Ask an expert: What’s the future outlook for pancreatic cancer treatment?

For a long time, the news for people with pancreatic cancers hasn’t been great. But we’re starting to get the sense that things are finally changing.

Ask an expert: Where does pancreatic cancer develop?

The pancreas is a 6-inch-long gland that sits between the stomach and the spine. Different types of pancreatic cancer develop in different parts of the pancreas.

Ask an expert Hepatitis C and liver cancer

“I’ve been diagnosed with hepatitis C. What is my risk of developing liver cancer? Should I be tested for it?”

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Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Providence Cancer Center Specialty Clinics

Providence Cancer Center offers several multidisciplinary specialty clinics that provide a vital "one-stop" resource for patients with cancer and certain other conditions.

Providence Liver Cancer Clinic Brochure

Treatment planning, disease management and supportive care for those with liver disease.

Proprietary Health Article

FAQ: Managing hepatitis C as a chronic condition

Frequently asked questions about hepatitis C answered by Ken Flora, M.D.

FAQ: The link between hepatitis C and liver cancer

By Paul Hansen, M.D, director, Providence Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Program and Providence Liver Cancer Clinic, Providence Cancer Center; and Ken Flora, M.D., gastroenterologist/hepatologist with The Oregon Clinic and consulting physician to Providence Liver Cancer Clinic.

Liver and Pancreas Surgery Options

Surgical treatments for liver and pancreatic disease:

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5-Year Survival Following Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Liver Mestastases: A 10-Year Experience

Purpose Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of colorectal liver mestastases (CRLM) is a relatively new technique which may provide local control of tumors while causing minimal impact on the patient’s health and quality of life. There is little data on long-term outcomes and patient survival following RFA. The purpose of this study was to review our 10-year experience with patients undergoing RFA and CRLM with a focus on technique, patient selection and 5-year survival.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute. 

American Cancer Society: Cancer staging

American Cancer Society’s description and explanation of staging cancer. Staging is the process of finding out how much cancer there is in the body and where it is located. It is how the doctor learns the stage of a person's cancer. Doctors use this information to plan treatment and to help find out a person's outlook (prognosis). (AKA: People Living with Cancer)

Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute home page with links to all cancer topics, clinical trial information, statistics, research and treatment information.