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Does smoking affect liver function?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Risk of liver cancer

Tobacco smoking is a dose-dependent risk factor for hepatocellular cancer (hcc).
Other risks for hcc include: male gender (3x risk versus female), alcoholic cirrhosis (4x risk), hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause, clonorchiasis, autoimmune chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, glycogen storage disease, porphyria, & membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava.

In brief: Risk of liver cancer

Tobacco smoking is a dose-dependent risk factor for hepatocellular cancer (hcc).
Other risks for hcc include: male gender (3x risk versus female), alcoholic cirrhosis (4x risk), hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause, clonorchiasis, autoimmune chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, glycogen storage disease, porphyria, & membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava.
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