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If you have cirrhosis of the liver does that increase your risk of liver cancer?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cirrhosis is the strongest risk factor for developing primary liver cancer, also called hepatocellular carcinoma (abbreviated as hcc).

In brief: Yes

Cirrhosis is the strongest risk factor for developing primary liver cancer, also called hepatocellular carcinoma (abbreviated as hcc).
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cirrhosis is one of the most common causes of liver cancer.

In brief: Yes

Cirrhosis is one of the most common causes of liver cancer.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Beyond cirrhosis, the only other cause is chronic hepatitis b.

In brief: Yes

Beyond cirrhosis, the only other cause is chronic hepatitis b.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Absolutely

Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common risk factor for the development of liver cancer.
The highest risk is in patients with viral hepatitis (b or c). There are surveillance programs around the country and the world for patients at risk.

In brief: Absolutely

Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common risk factor for the development of liver cancer.
The highest risk is in patients with viral hepatitis (b or c). There are surveillance programs around the country and the world for patients at risk.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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