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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Liver Cancer

An Overview of Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)

Primary liver cancer is a disease that develops when cells of the liver become abnormal. Liver is one of the largest organs in the body and performs several important functions to keep the body free of harmful substances. Primary liver cancer starts in your liver. Metastatic liver cancer starts somewhere else and spreads to the liver.

Advanced Liver Cancer

Advanced liver cancer does not travel to distant organs, but when it does, it is most likely to spread to other parts of the body. The rates of survival are higher for people who can undergo surgery to remove their cancer, regardless of the stage. When cancer is diagnosed at stage 4, it’s usually too late to slow down the spread of the cancer.

HCC Liver Ultrasound

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver that usually occurs in the context of cirrhosis, hepatitis B or C virus infection, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. A significant number of HCC patients are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed following the screening. Patients who are at risk of HCC should be kept under surveillance with HCC liver ultrasound done at 6-month intervals. Ultrasound plays an important role in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of HCC because it can provide real-time and non-invasive observation by a simple and easy technique that is not too costly.