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I heard recently that liver cancer is on the rise. Is that true?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Yes
Overall, it is, but it's still pretty rare .
Some studies show that it may be related to the rise of obesity within the United States. Long-term obesity causes unhealthy fat deposits within the liver, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, and finally liver cancer after many years. The other causes for liver cancer include alcohol abuse and exposure to certain viruses.

In brief: Yes
Overall, it is, but it's still pretty rare .
Some studies show that it may be related to the rise of obesity within the United States. Long-term obesity causes unhealthy fat deposits within the liver, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, and finally liver cancer after many years. The other causes for liver cancer include alcohol abuse and exposure to certain viruses.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Yes
See this site for the statistical information.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5917a3.htm.

In brief: Yes
See this site for the statistical information.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5917a3.htm.
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