A 22-year-old member asked:
what is liver cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Lance Stein answered
Specializes in Hepatology
HCC: There are many types of cancers that can develop in or spread to the liver. The most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma and it is usually the type referred to when someone talks about "liver cancer".
Answered on Apr 15, 2015
Dr. Andrew Carroll answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer: Liver cancer is an uncontrolled growth of liver cells due to disregulation of the mechanisms which control cell reproduction. It can be caused by chronic inflammation of the liver due to chronic infections, alcoholism, or chronic use of medications which adversely affect the liver.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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