Metastatic Liver Melanoma Treatment
Liver metastases is a condition where cancer has spread to the liver from other areas of the body. Metastatic liver melanoma occurs when melanoma skin cancer cells have traveled to the liver and form malignant tumors. Dr. Dmitri Alden is one of the most revered liver specialists and oncological surgeons in the world, and offers metastatic liver melanoma treatment through his practice in New York City.
Melanoma is an invasive form of skin cancer with a higher chance of spreading to other areas of the body. Most melanoma is caused by exposure to UV rays and is likely to appear on areas frequently exposed to sunlight, but cells can develop in other areas. Melanoma replicates quickly and it can begin spreading to lymph nodes, lungs, brain and liver before it is diagnosed or treated.
Symptoms of Melanoma in the Liver
Many patients will not have any symptoms indicating that melanoma has spread to their liver. They may have occasional abdominal pain, but often not enough to seek medical attention. However, as the cancer cells multiply and create liver tumors, some symptoms that may be experienced include:
- Swelling or bloating under the right side of the ribs
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Fatigue or weakness
For those diagnosed with melanoma, it is important to be aware of signs that the cancer may have spread to the liver or other areas of the body. Early treatment can improve the possible outcomes, including possible remission.
Advanced Secondary Liver Cancer Treatment
Dr. Dmitri Alden is a renowned liver cancer specialist who performs over 300 liver and bile duct surgeries every year. His years of experience and expertise in utilizing cutting-edge treatments and surgery have gained him his worldwide reputation as one of the best liver oncological surgeons in his field. If you require metastatic liver melanoma treatment, you will not find a more qualified physician or surgeon in the country.
The treatment plan for melanoma in the liver is different for each patient. When possible, Dr. Alden prefers liver resection to remove the tumor, but that it not always possible. Other treatments such as ALPPS, PVE, HVE, tumor ablation and others may be recommended along with chemotherapy.
To schedule an appointment for a liver cancer consultation with Dr. Dmitri Alden, contact his office in Manhattan.