Liver cancer

Cancer that starts in the liver is called primary liver cancer. The main types of primary liver cancer include:

  • hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  • angiosarcoma.

Cancers that start elsewhere in the body can also spread to the liver. This is called secondary liver cancer. It is not the same as primary liver cancer and is treated differently.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with liver cancer may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.