Your team of doctors, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT), will care for and treat your child, and will ensure that all your child’s needs are considered while they have cancer treatment. The section called The treatment team has further information about this.

Treatment for liver tumours depends on:

  • the age of your child
  • the stage of the cancer
  • other factors.

Doctors will suggest treatments based on your child’s situation. Treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • targeted therapy
  • other treatments.



Most children with a liver tumour have surgery to remove all or part of the liver. If their whole liver is removed, they will also need a liver transplant.

See How is cancer treated – surgery for more detail about cancer surgery.