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What is the difference between primary and secondary liver cancer ?

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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Where cancer started

A primary liver cancer began in the liver. The original cell that turned cancerous was from the liver. A secondary liver cancer began somewhere else and spread to the liver.

In brief: Where cancer started

A primary liver cancer began in the liver. The original cell that turned cancerous was from the liver. A secondary liver cancer began somewhere else and spread to the liver.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
A colon cancer when it spreads to the liver would be secondary liver cancer.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Where it started

Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer.
Cancer that started someplace else then moved (metastasized) to the liver is secondary liver cancer.

In brief: Where it started

Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer.
Cancer that started someplace else then moved (metastasized) to the liver is secondary liver cancer.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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