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How does drinking alcohol cause liver cancers to form?

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In brief: Cirrhosis

Liver damage from excess alcohol intake can lead to cirrhosis, damaging the liver. The inflammation from the cirrhosis damage can cause some of the damaged cells to become cancerous, forming liver cancer (hepatocellular cancer).
Hepatitis virus can also cause this same problem.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Liver damage from excess alcohol intake can lead to cirrhosis, damaging the liver. The inflammation from the cirrhosis damage can cause some of the damaged cells to become cancerous, forming liver cancer (hepatocellular cancer).
Hepatitis virus can also cause this same problem.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Cirrhosis

Liver cancer in the usa occurs most commonly in the setting of cirrhosis.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Liver cancer in the usa occurs most commonly in the setting of cirrhosis.
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liver cirrhosis can be caused by alcohol, hepatitis B,C; fatty liver disease etc.
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