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Norton Cancer Institute offers patients with liver cancer hope through pioneering research and alternative, state-of-the-art treatment options.  Our physicians and staff work closely together to give each patient the chance for a cure and the highest quality of life possible.


To help in the diagnosis of liver cancer, Norton Cancer Institute physicians employ several detection techniques including:

  • Ultrasound
  • CT scans
  • MRI
  • Angiography
  • Laparoscopy
  • Biopsy Blood tests

Treatment options

The preferred treatment for patients with liver tumors is surgical removal, also called resection.  Other options include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemoembolization
  • IntraOperative MRI
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Microwave ablation
  • Therasphere treatment

Clinical research

As part of our comprehensive services, Norton Cancer Institute also gives patients the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. A list of studies is available by contacting the Norton Cancer Institute Research Program at (502) 629-3449.

Support and Ongoing Care

The Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their loved ones. The center houses a library of educational resources about prevention and detection, treatment options and recovery.

Specially trained oncology nurses are available to provide one-on-one educational counseling for patients and family members. Email us at and we will research and respond to your question within 48 hours. Exceptions may include weekends and holidays. Most questions are answered within one business day.

You may also call the Norton Cancer Institute Resource Center at (502) 629-5500.

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