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Proton beam therapy is a technique that delivers high doses of radiation to a specific area, or tumor, on the liver. There is not much data about the effectiveness of this procedure for the treatment of liver cancer.

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      Liver Cancer Article
      • Liver cancer facts
      • What is liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC)?
      • What is the scope of the liver cancer problem?
      • What are the population characteristics (epidemiology) of liver cancer?
      • What are liver cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are liver cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is liver cancer diagnosed?
      • Blood tests
      • Imaging studies
      • Liver biopsy or aspiration
      • What is the natural history of liver cancer?
      • What are the treatment options for liver cancer?
      • Chemotherapy and biotherapy
      • Chemoembolization (trans-arterial chemoembolization or TACE)
      • Radioembolization
      • Ablation techniques
      • Cryoablation
      • Stereotactic radiosurgery
      • Proton beam therapy
      • Surgery
      • Is there a role for routine screening for liver cancer?
      • What is fibrolamellar carcinoma?
      • What's in the future for the prevention and treatment of liver cancer?

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