Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer


What is liver cancer?

Abnormal growth of cells in the liver is called Liver cancer. The liver is the largest internal organ.

Risk Factors

Factors that increase the risk of primary liver cancer include:

  • Chronic infection with the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption and Cirrhosis.
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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms do not usually appear in the early stages of primary liver cancer. When they do appear, they may include:


Tests and procedures used to diagnose liver cancer include:

  • Blood tests - To check for liver function abnormalities.
  • Tumor Markers Serum AFP - High levels of AFP can be a sign of liver cancer
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Treatments for primary liver cancer depend on:

  • Stage of the disease
  • Age of the patient
  • Overall health of the patient
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  • What is the survival rate for liver cancer?
  • Can liver cancer be inherited?
  • How can you prevent liver cancer?
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