Liver cancer explained

Liver cancer explained

My name is Aamir Khan, I’m a liver surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The liver is the powerhouse of the body, involved in regulating many different body functions as well as regulating different aspects of metabolism within the body. When there is obstruction to the flow of bile from a liver tumour

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Cancer: growth & spread

Cancer: growth & spread

Like every tissue in our body, solid tumours need a blood supply to survive and grow. As the tumour grows, it releases chemical messages into the environment that cause new blood vessels to sprout from nearby existing ones. These new blood vessels are drawn towards the tumour where they feed the cancer cells and allow

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