Liver metastases – also known as secondary liver cancer– are tumors that have spread, or metastasized, to the liver from other parts of the body. It is more common than primary liver cancer, which is cancer that starts in the liver.

Your liver cancer care team at Miami Cancer Institute is part of an integrated, multidisciplinary practice where specialists can collaborate and provide comprehensive care, all under one roof. Our liver cancer team is world-renowned in their field and is on the cutting edge of treatment technology.

We are dedicated to caring for the whole patient throughout the cancer journey; from diagnosis, to treatment, to post-cancer life. Each individualized cancer care plan includes innovative treatments as well as services to address your whole journey as a patient, including nutritional advice, physical rehabilitation and pain management services. Not only do we strive to find the treatment that is right for your cancer, we also want to develop the treatment that is right for you as a patient.

What is liver metastases?

Liver metastases is a disease in which malignant, or cancerous, tumors spread to the liver from cancer in another part of the body. Most often these tumors spread from primary tumors in the colon or rectum, but can come from other organs such as the pancreas, lung, stomach, or kidney.

The liver is an organ that helps your body break down and store nutrients found in your blood. It also creates proteins that help stop wounds from bleeding, removes waste from the body, and creates a fluid, called bile, that helps your body digest food. It is located in the upper right part of your abdomen.

Medical illustration of anatomy of the liver.

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