A 44-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between a liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Samir Gupta answered
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 of cirrhosis and is seen in patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis and alcohol abuse. Metastatic liver cancer can occur due to migration of cancer cells to the liver from another organ.
Answered on Jun 26, 2013
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