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Liver cancer information

This page is about primary liver cancer (cancer that starts in the liver). For information about secondary liver cancer (cancer that started somewhere else but has spread to the liver), please view the secondary cancers pages.

For information about bile duct cancer please see the bile duct cancer page.     

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) information

The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Nurse Specialists are based at Leicester General Hospital but they will review patients who come to Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

The Hepatobiliary Patient Information Group produces leaflets that you may find useful:

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic nurse specialist service 

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT) for hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer

Laparoscopic surgery for liver cancer 

Going home after your liver surgery 

What happens now that my treatments for hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer have finished?                 

Support and financial information for patients with hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer 

Enhanced recovery programme following liver cancer

More information can be found on the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit  website: Leicester HPB Unit. The website has details of the "My Liver" App, a free-to-download Liver Cancer App. 

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with primary liver cancer not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care. Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.   

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer. 


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.    

Eating, appetite and taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.       

Support groups 

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.          

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist or dietitian, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.  Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.     

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.    

This page last reviewed 21/06/2023