Hepatoblastoma is the most common form of liver cancer in children, although it is a comparatively uncommon pediatric solid tumor. (See the image below.) The disease usually affects children younger than 3 years. Surgical techniques and adjuvant chemotherapy have markedly improved the prognosis of Patients with Hepatoblastoma
The fourth type of primary hepatic cancer is angiosarcoma or hemangiosarcoma, a rare type that starts in the liver's blood vessels.
Signs and Symptoms of Hepatoblastoma include :
A Swollen Abdomen
Nausea and Vomiting
Loss of Appetite
Nausea or Vomiting or both
Surgery : Liver resection according to the location & extent of the tumor. It will be either.
Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy is given before or after surgery. Surgery is done either as a sandwitch surgery (in between cycles of chemotherapy) or it is done at the start & then chemotherapy is given.
Liver Transplant : If a tumor can’t be removed, the liver may be removed and replaced with a liver from a donor.
Radiation Therapy : These are high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation. Radiation is used to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing. This is being studied for use in treating hepatoblastoma.