Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)


Liver cancer can be a life altering experience and can start a cascade of emotions. Taking the time to research the disease and treatment options will ensure that you or your loved one will be receiving the most up to date information and care available based on your specific needs.
 

Liver cancer is described as either primary, when the cancer starts in the liver itself, or secondary, when the cancer starts elsewhere in the body but spreads (metastasizes) to the liver. The most common type of primary liver cancer is called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Worldwide, the number of people getting HCC is increasing – it is the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women.1,2

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1. Reau N, Poordad FF (eds.). Primary liver cancer: surveillance, diagnosis and treatment. Clinical gastroenterology. New York: Springer                Science + Business Media, 2012.
2. Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, Forman D, Mathers C and Parkin DM.GLOBOCAN 2008 v2.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide:                   IARC CancerBase No. 10 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2010. Available from:                                     http://globocan.iarc.fr, accessed on 8 June 2013.