The liver is a vital organ—we depend on a properly functioning liver to keep us alive.
A wide variety of diseases, conditions, and injuries may affect the liver, and the damage caused by each tends to progress in a similar pattern.
The most common type of primary liver cancer is called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Roughly 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer each year, and that number is rising.2 If you have liver disease or are at high risk for it, your doctor may recommend a program to watch closely for the earlier signs of liver cancer. Catching liver cancer in the earliest stages may improve your chances for survival, and keep a number of treatment options open. That’s why watching for the early stages of cancer is key.3,4
Finding out you are at risk for liver cancer can be scary. It’s important to know your risk so you can find cancer as early as possible.
You can help take control of your health by understanding your risk for developing liver cancer and working closely with your doctors to stay ahead of your disease.
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The term liver cancer is used to represent the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
References: 1. American Liver Foundation website. Progression of liver disease. Available at: https://liverfoundation.org/for-patients/about-the-liver/the-progression-of-liver-disease/. Accessed September 2, 2020. 2. Siegel RL, Miller KD, Jemal A. Cancer statistics, 2020. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020;70(1):7-30. doi: 10.3322/caac.21590 3. Choi DT, Kum HC, Park S, et al. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening is associated with increased survival of patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;17(5):976-987.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.10.031 4. National Cancer Institute. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program website. Cancer stat facts: liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer. Available at: https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/livibd.html. Accessed September 3, 2020.