Liver Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Each year in the United States, about 21,000 men and 8,000 women get ...1

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Symptoms of Liver Cancer

Signs and symptoms of adult primary liver cancer include a lump or pain on the right side. These and other signs and symptoms may be caused by adult primary liver cancer or by other conditions. Check with your doctor if ...2

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Complications of Liver Cancer

There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body. Cancer can spread through tissue, the lymph system, and the blood:

  • Tissue. The cancer spreads from where it began by growing into nearby areas.
  • Lymph system. The cancer spreads from ...
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Causes of Liver Cancer

What Causes Liver Cancer? Many liver cancer cases are related to the hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus. More than 4 million people are living with chronic Hepatitis B or chronic Hepatitis C in the United States. Most people ...3

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Causes List for Liver Cancer

Some possible causes of Liver Cancer or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver. The most common type of primary liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, which occurs in the tissue of the liver. When cancer starts in other parts of the body and spreads ...5

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Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

Tests that examine the liver and the blood are used to detect (find) and diagnose adult primary liver cancer. The following tests and procedures may be used:

  • Physical exam and history : An exam of the body to check general signs ...
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Risk Factors for Liver Cancer

Having hepatitis or cirrhosis can affect the risk of adult primary liver cancer. Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not ...6

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Treatments: Liver Cancer

What targeted therapies have been approved for specific types of cancer? Liver cancer: Sorafenib (NexavarŽ) ...Source: NCI (NIH)7 ...

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Prevention of Liver Cancer

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention: Key Points

  • Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent cancer.
  • The following risk factors may increase the risk of liver cancer:
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Cirrhosis
  • Aflatoxin
  • The following protective factor may decrease ...
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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Primary tumor of the liver; Liver cancer adult; Liver cell carcinoma adult; Primary tumor of the liver; Liver cancer adult; Liver cell carcinoma ...8

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  1. Source: CDC Cancer: cancer/ liver/ index.htm
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ liver/ patient/ adult-liver-treatment-pdq
  3. Source: CDC Cancer: cancer/ liver/ index.htm
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ liver
  6. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ liver/ patient/ adult-liver-treatment-pdq
  7. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ treatment/ types/ targeted-therapies/ targeted-therapies-fact-sheet
  8. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 6608/ liver-cancer

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