Liver cancer

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Liver cancer, otherwise called hepatic cancer and primary hepatic cancer, is cancer that begins in the liver. Cancer which has spread from somewhere else to the liver, known as liver metastasis, is more typical than that which begins in the liver. Symptoms of liver growth may include an irregularity or pain in the right side beneath the rib cage, swelling of the abdomen, yellowish skin, easy bruising, weight loss, and weakness. The leading reason for liver cancer is cirrhosis because of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or alcohol. Different causes include aflatoxin, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver flukes. The most widely recognized sorts are hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which makes up 80% of cases, and cholangiocarcinoma. Primary liver cancer is all around the 6th most frequent cancer (6%) and the second leading reason for death from cancer (9%). In 2012 it occured in 782,000 individuals and brought about 746,000 passings. In 2013, 300,000 passings from liver cancer were because of hepatitis B, 343,000 to hepatitis C, and 92,000 to alcohol. Higher rates of liver cancer happen where hepatitis B and C are normal, including Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar HCC
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Secondary liver cancer

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