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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is hepatocellular disease the same as cancer?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, it is not the same. Liver cancer is one of many hepatocellular diseases. Viral or alcoholic hepatitis, give example, is also one hepatocellular disease.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. Le. Hepatocellular disease is not cancer. It could be damage from alcohol, obesity, gallstones, viral hepatitis, iron or copper deposition and cirrhosis etc.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2022

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