Conditions + Treatments

Hepatoblastoma in Children

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Hepatoblastoma is a rare type of childhood cancer that occurs in the liver. The primary functions of the liver include filtering and storing blood, processing the food we eat and making vital proteins for the body to use. It has a right lobe and a left lobe.

  • Most hepatoblastoma tumors grow in the right lobe.
  • This disease primarily affects children from infancy to about five years of age; most cases appear during the first 18 months of life.
  • Hepatoblastoma cancer cells can spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

Hepatoblastoma Treatment at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's

Patients with hepatoblastoma are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's through our Liver Tumor Program. We have some of the most experienced pediatric liver cancer oncologists, surgeons, and pathologists  – as well as internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists who use sophisticated technology and therapies to maximize outcomes for our patients.

Learn more

Find in-depth details on hepatoblastoma on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s website, including answers to:

  • How is hepatoblastoma diagnosed?
  • What is the best treatment for hepatoblastoma?
  • What is the latest research on hepatoblastoma?
  • What is the long-term outlook for children with hepatoblastoma?
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