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Cirrhosis of the liver liver cancer

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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
Dr. Umut Sarpel
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
No, but raises risk: Cirrhosis describes the scarring that occurs when the liver has been damaged by hepatitis or alcohol use. Cirrhosis is not cancer, but it is a strong... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
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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See below: Cirrhosis is a condition brought on by chronic liver damage. The liver reacts by trying to regenerate, but also forming scar tissue within the liver ... Read More
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Cirrhosis is one of the most common causes of liver cancer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
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
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
MCV: MCV is Hematocrit/Total RBC count and is a measure of average blood cell size. Alcoholism is a cause secondary to poor absorption or lack of intake of... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on what caused the cirrhosis but all patients with a severely damaged liver are at increased risk to develop liver cancer- roughly 2% chanc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Many options for treatment of liver cancer are available and depend on your circumstance. Surgery, radiofrequency ablation, chemotherapy, chemoemboli... Read More

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