Transplant surgery for liver cancer

A liver transplant is an operation to remove your liver and replace it with a healthy liver from a donor. This is a treatment for some people with primary liver cancer.

Who can have a transplant for liver cancer?

Find out who might be able to have a liver transplant for early liver cancer. 

Waiting for a donor for a liver transplant

Find out about how liver donors are found, coping with the wait and what happens when the liver becomes available.

Preparing for transplant surgery for liver cancer

Find out about what happens before the operation, including having an anaesthetic.

After a liver transplant for liver cancer

Find out what to expect in the first few days after your operation. 

Problems after a transplant for liver cancer

There is a risk of problems or complications after any operation. Find out about the possible problems after having a liver transplant.

Last reviewed: 
24 Nov 2021
Next review due: 
24 Nov 2024
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