Liver Cancer

Recognized nationally for liver cancer treatment

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Recognized nationally for liver cancer treatment

Scripps is a recognized authority on liver cancer treatment and liver transplantation. U.S. News & World Report ranked Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. In addition, Scripps established the region’s first liver transplant program and is internationally recognized for liver transplantation expertise.

About liver cancer

Liver cancer is a digestive cancer caused by cells in the liver growing out of control. The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and performs a number of vital digestive functions, including breaking down nutrients for the body to use and eliminating alcohol, drugs and toxic substances. You cannot survive without your liver. 


Liver cancer rates have more than tripled since 1980, although rates in the United States are much lower than in other parts of the world. The disease affects more men than women. Like most cancers, liver cancer treatment is most successful when found in its early stages.

Liver cancer symptoms, diagnosis and stages

Scripps liver cancer specialists are experts in diagnosing and staging liver cancer to determine the best course of treatment. Learn more on symptoms, imaging and diagnostic testing and the stages of liver cancer below. 

Treatment and clinical trials

When diagnosed with liver cancer, you need a team of specialized physicians and clinicians with expertise in treating the disease, as well as the most advanced technologies and therapies to fight it. Scripps’s affiliated physicians and cancer treatment facilities are at the forefront of liver cancer treatment and liver transplant surgery.

Liver cancer treatment locations

When it comes to liver cancer, Scripps has numerous locations throughout San Diego County for diagnosis and treatment. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:


  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers


For details on our cancer hospitals, clinics and specialty centers, visit cancer care locations.

Support groups, services and resources

As leaders in liver cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your cancer journey.