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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No it is not: Cirrhosis is not cancer.It is caused by chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by scar tissue and regenerative nodules lea ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: Cirrhosis is the replacement of normal tissues in the liver with scar tissue. This affects the functioning of the liver. Liver cancer is when cells ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Depends: Liver cancer can arise from cirrhosis which is called a primary liver cancer or hepatocellular cancer (HCC), or a secondary liver cancer meaning the c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
One is a cancer: Liver cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that leads to severe scarring and ultimate dysfunction of the liver. Liver cancer can occur in the setting ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Cirrhosis from some causes (hepatitis b / c, hemochromatosis, less likely alcohol) can become complicated by primary liver cancer. Cirrhosis itself is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Cirrhosis is one of the most common causes of liver cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Cirrhosis is a risk factor for developing liver cancer. But it happens in a minority of patients, most die due to other complications of cirrhosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Could be the same: Liver cancer can arise from other organs (secondary metastasis) if there is another primary cancer (i.e. From the GI track, lung cancer, etc) however, ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cancer : Cancer is a uncontrolled growth of what once was normal tissue. Left untreated it can and will lead to death. Cirrhosis is a chronic degenerative di ... Read More
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