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What's the chance of getting liver cancer when you have cirrhosis?

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Cirrhosis is an important risk for liver cancer.
Estimated risk is 2 to 3% per year with hepatitis c infection, from alcohol, fatty liver disease and hereditary iron overload disease. Someone with hepatitis b infection even without cirrhosis can develop liver cancer. Cancer can also develop in cirrhosis with other type of liver disease, but their risk is unknown.

In brief: Depends

Cirrhosis is an important risk for liver cancer.
Estimated risk is 2 to 3% per year with hepatitis c infection, from alcohol, fatty liver disease and hereditary iron overload disease. Someone with hepatitis b infection even without cirrhosis can develop liver cancer. Cancer can also develop in cirrhosis with other type of liver disease, but their risk is unknown.
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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Chances of liver cancer in patient with cirrhosis depends on their cause of their liver disease.
Estimated risk ranges between approximately 2 to 7 % per year, again depend on the type of liver disease. Which means, cumulative risk is high. In addition, patient with hepatitis b can develop liver cancer even without cirrhosis.

In brief: Depends

Chances of liver cancer in patient with cirrhosis depends on their cause of their liver disease.
Estimated risk ranges between approximately 2 to 7 % per year, again depend on the type of liver disease. Which means, cumulative risk is high. In addition, patient with hepatitis b can develop liver cancer even without cirrhosis.
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not very high

Cirrhosis of any type increses the chance for malignancy but the odds are fairly low.
All pts with cirrhosis have an Alpha feto protein screening test far hepatoma. Mickey mantle had liver cancer after a lifetime of alcohol use.

In brief: Not very high

Cirrhosis of any type increses the chance for malignancy but the odds are fairly low.
All pts with cirrhosis have an Alpha feto protein screening test far hepatoma. Mickey mantle had liver cancer after a lifetime of alcohol use.
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on what caused the cirrhosis but all patients with a severely damaged liver are at increased risk to develop liver cancer- roughly 2% chance per year.

In brief: Depends

It depends on what caused the cirrhosis but all patients with a severely damaged liver are at increased risk to develop liver cancer- roughly 2% chance per year.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Male gender, older age, obesity, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and diabetes are factors associated with an increased risk of liver cancer.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Higher

Liver cancer is an uncommon tumor, but cirrhosis is a major risk factor for developing it.

In brief: Higher

Liver cancer is an uncommon tumor, but cirrhosis is a major risk factor for developing it.
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