Liver Cancer Screening
Liver Screening Recommendations
Liver cancer screening is recommended for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. The current screening recommendation from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases is to get a liver ultrasound every 6 months.
- Patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are typically managed and screened by the Digestive Health Center.
- Patients with known diagnosis of primary colorectal or neuroendocrine cancer should have consistent monitoring for development of metastases.
- Patients with primary colorectal or neuroendocrine cancer are followed by their oncologist or surgeon.
Patients who have been diagnosed with liver masses, cysts, tumors, neoplasms, cancer or any other specific radiographic or pathologic abnormalities and want to establish care at UVA should call 434.924.1523.
There are no screening recommendations for the general population. However, routine liver cancer screenings are advised. Call our surgical oncology clinic at 434.924.2839.