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Doctor insights on: Alpha Fetoprotein Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Who normally performs the ablation of a small hepatocellular carcinoma?

IR: Most small hccs can be treated by ultrasound or ct guided ablation performed typically by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma common in the 20s and how do you prevent it?

Not common: Fibrolamellar hcc is not common in people in their 20's. It is very rare. It is just that in the very unusual case that a young person gets hcc it is more likely to be the fibrolamellar type. There is no known way to protect specifically against the fibrolamellar but avoiding alcohol abuse and helatitis (b;c) with vaccination if needed, safe sex, and no IV drug use is the way to prevent hcc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) and used nexavar (sorafenib)?

Can you tell me about liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) and used nexavar (sorafenib)?

Used for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more

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Can some survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Can some survive hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: When i was in med school, it was almost always fatal. Now we're often curing them through early detection and especially teamwork by radiologists and surgeons. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for small early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hcc: Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc. If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc. ...Read more

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Does aspergillus flavus increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma?

Does aspergillus flavus increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma?

It produces a toxin: Aspergillus flavian produces aflatoxin, which is well-known to contribute to the development of liver cancer. The toxin is produced when grains or nuts contaminated with the fungus are stored improperly in moist conditions for a long time. Aflatoxin works together with hepatitis b in china and africa to raise the rate of liver cancer. It is not generally considered an important issue in the us. ...Read more

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How is the prognosis and treatment for early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Good: Depending on the underlying liver disease, early stage hcc is curable. Unfortunately, the liklihood of additional tumors popping up in a diseased liver is also high. There are surveillance programs around the country and world for high risk patients. ...Read more

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

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). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Definition)

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of cells in the liver. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, easy bruising, yellowing of the skin, and weight loss. It is associated with having cirrhosis or being infected ...Read more