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What's the difference between a liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver?
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Scarring vs Cancer
Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver without malignancy though it is a risk factor for liver cancer.

In brief: Scarring vs Cancer
Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver without malignancy though it is a risk factor for liver cancer.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
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In brief: One is a cancer
Liver cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that leads to severe scarring and ultimate dysfunction of the liver. Liver cancer can occur in the setting of cirrhosis and is seen in patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis and alcohol abuse.
Metastatic liver cancer can occur due to migration of cancer cells to the liver from another organ.

In brief: One is a cancer
Liver cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that leads to severe scarring and ultimate dysfunction of the liver. Liver cancer can occur in the setting of cirrhosis and is seen in patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis and alcohol abuse.
Metastatic liver cancer can occur due to migration of cancer cells to the liver from another organ.
Dr. Samir Gupta
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