A 47-year-old member asked:
i heard recently that liver cancer is on the rise. is that true?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlo Contreras answered
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Overall, it is, but it's still pretty rare . Some studies show that it may be related to the rise of obesity within the United States. Long-term obesity causes unhealthy fat deposits within the liver, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, and finally liver cancer after many years. The other causes for liver cancer include alcohol abuse and exposure to certain viruses.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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