Posts Tagged ‘carcinoma’

What is hepatocellular carcinoma?

What is hepatocellular carcinoma? Hepatocellular carcinoma, also sometimes called hepatoma, is a form of cancer that begins primarily in the liver. It is the most common form of liver cancer, representing about 12,000 cases in the United States annually and 80% of all forms of liver cancers. The cancer is more common in men, African-Americans,…

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New test enables early diagnosis of liver cancer

New test enables early diagnosis of liver cancer  Posted By News On September 20, 2013 – 4:34pm Augusta, Ga. – Researchers have found a way to make early liver cancer show its true colors. They have developed a test that will help pathologists clearly distinguish early liver cancer cells from nearly identical normal liver cells…

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Experts warn of a liver cancer time bomb

Experts warn of a liver cancer time bomb Increased diagnosis and treatment of people with hepatitis B is vital to prevent a liver cancer time bomb, experts warn. A liver cancer prevention policy launched by the Cancer Council on Monday calls for increased testing of groups at risk of hepatitis B, and notes that less…

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What Is Adult primary liver cancer?

What Is Adult primary liver cancer? Adult primary liver cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells start to grow in the tissues of the liver. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, filling the upper right side of the abdomen and protected by the rib cage. The liver has…

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Tumors of the Liver and Biliary System

Tumors of the Liver and Biliary System The liver filters both arterial and portal venous blood and thus is a major site for the spread of metastatic cancers, particularly those that originate in the abdomen. Metastatic liver tumors can develop after the primary tumor has been identified, or patients can present initially with the signs…

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