A 32-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between primary and secondary liver cancer ?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markhamanswered
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Where cancer started: A primary liver cancer began in the liver. The original cell that turned cancerous was from the liver. A secondary liver cancer began somewhere else and spread to the liver.
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Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Where it started: Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer. Cancer that started someplace else then moved (metastasized) to the liver is secondary liver cancer.
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Last updated May 5, 2016
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