One of the earliest signs of liver disease is inflammation. Depending on what’s causing the liver to become inflamed, the condition may progress or possibly, the liver may heal itself.1
If there’s a higher risk of liver cancer, watching for it is key
The term liver cancer is used to represent the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
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