Liver tumors are masses formed when immature liver cells grow out of control.
Liver cancer is one of the least common forms of childhood cancer. If your child or teen has been diagnosed with liver cancer, the best place to receive treatment is from experts who have experience with this form of the disease.
Community doctors usually have limited knowledge of pediatric cancer treatment. This is why almost all children with cancer in the United States receive treatment through one of the children’s cancer centers that make up the Children’s Oncology Group. Children diagnosed with liver cancer are treated at SCCA's parent organization, Seattle Children's, a memeber of COG.
Children's cancer program brings together experts from more than 20 subspecialties to provide diagnostic services and treatments, including the very latest options. The team of pediatric oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, child life specialists, and chaplains partner with you to provide expert, family-centered care and compassionate support. We help you understand your child's health and treatment options because you, your child, and your family are an important part of the care team.
Because Children's doctors take part in national and internatioal research studies, and often lead them, Children's can offer new treatment options that many other hospitals cannot give their patients. In 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Children's cancer program #5 in the nation.
Read more about liver tumors and treatment for them on the Seattle Children's web site.
To make an appointment, call Seattle Children's at (206) 987-2106.