Personalized care for liver cancer in Wisconsin

Cancer specialists at Ascension Wisconsin deliver advanced care for colorectal cancer that has spread to your liver.

FOR PATIENTS: Hepatobiliary Clinic: 414-298-7133

Cancer can be overwhelming. But you’re not alone. Cancer specialists at Ascension Wisconsin are here for you. We specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer that has spread to the liver, called liver metastases or metastatic disease. Advanced diagnostic tests and targeted cancer therapies are used to destroy the cancer cells. We start by listening to you, to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that includes cancer support services, close to home.

Treatment and therapies for metastatic liver cancer

Getting the right treatment can help make a difference in your symptoms and quality of life. At Ascension Wisconsin, our cancer care teams provides treatments for metastatic liver cancer, such as:

  • Chemotherapy to destroy or shrink the tumor
  • Surgical tumor removal
  • Non-surgical ablation

Surgery - Our surgeons remove primary colon cancer, primary rectal cancer and liver metastases. When multiple tumors are in the lobes or outside the liver, we suggest consultations to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. Our surgical team delivers advanced care options for your needs.

Non-surgical therapies - Percutaneous ablation uses heat to destroy small tumors or cancerous cells. It is a viable treatment option when abdominal surgery is not recommended.

Radiation therapy - Radiotherapy may help control the spread of the disease by targeting the cancer cells in the liver. Other therapies may include transarterial radioembolization (TARE), which is a type of internal radiation therapy.

Cancer care clinical trials

Ascension Wisconsin cancer centers participate in ongoing clinical trials. To learn more, contact the Ascension Wisconsin Research Institute by calling 414-635-6420 or emailing

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