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Is having liver cancer the same as a liver tumors?

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In brief: Depends

Liver cancer is a specific type of malignant tumor. Liver "tumors" could also represent a benign or non-cancerous growth in the liver.

In brief: Depends

Liver cancer is a specific type of malignant tumor. Liver "tumors" could also represent a benign or non-cancerous growth in the liver.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Liver tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous.
Most liver cancers arise from a cancer in another site in the body that metastasize to the liver. Primary liver cancers are rare in the usa, and are most commonly associated with chronic viral hepatitis. Many people have benign liver cysts, or benign hemangiomas.

In brief: No

Liver tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous.
Most liver cancers arise from a cancer in another site in the body that metastasize to the liver. Primary liver cancers are rare in the usa, and are most commonly associated with chronic viral hepatitis. Many people have benign liver cysts, or benign hemangiomas.
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