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What are the differences between hepatoma and hepatocellular carcinoma?

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Dr. Joe Golowa
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: Liver cancer

Same thing. Hepatoma is older name.

In brief: Liver cancer

Same thing. Hepatoma is older name.
Dr. Joe Golowa
Dr. Joe Golowa
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No difference

Hepatocellular carcinoma, cancer of the liver, is referred to by some doctors as "hepatoma".
The term "hepatoma" is misleading to some patients because it does not sound the medical terms used to describe other malignant tumors (for instance, "squamous cell carcinoma" or "adenocarcinoma") and could easily be mistaken for a benign diagnosis.

In brief: No difference

Hepatocellular carcinoma, cancer of the liver, is referred to by some doctors as "hepatoma".
The term "hepatoma" is misleading to some patients because it does not sound the medical terms used to describe other malignant tumors (for instance, "squamous cell carcinoma" or "adenocarcinoma") and could easily be mistaken for a benign diagnosis.
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Dr. Brandon Smithey
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Dr. Myron Schwartz
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are none

The current preferred term for primary liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatoma is an older term for the same disease.

In brief: There are none

The current preferred term for primary liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatoma is an older term for the same disease.
Dr. Myron Schwartz
Dr. Myron Schwartz
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They are the same

Hepatoma is hepatocelluar carcinoma and represents a primary tumor of the liver. It is most commonly seen in patients with underlying liver disease, like hepatitis.

In brief: They are the same

Hepatoma is hepatocelluar carcinoma and represents a primary tumor of the liver. It is most commonly seen in patients with underlying liver disease, like hepatitis.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They are the same

Hepatoma and hepatocellular carcinoma are terms used interchangably to describe the same diagnosis, hence the treatment and prognosis are the same.

In brief: They are the same

Hepatoma and hepatocellular carcinoma are terms used interchangably to describe the same diagnosis, hence the treatment and prognosis are the same.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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