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Is it true that hepatocellular carcinoma liver disease or liver cancer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Hepatocellular : Carcinoma is medical name for cancer of the liver cells. There are different types of cells in the liver: liver cells, blood vessel cells, and bile duct cells. Each type can form different types of malignancy. Liver disease is a term with broad meaning that describes any abnormality of liver.
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 years experience
Liver cancer: Heaptocellular carcinoma is a primary cancer of the liver. Hcc is most commonly associated with underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis, but can be associated with other conditions of the liver that cause scarring or cirrhosis. Although hcc can also occur in otherwise normal liver substance, this is rare (only 10% of cases).
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