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Do lots of people get liver cancer, or is it unusual?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Unusual in US Europe
Primary liver cancer is relatively unusual in most of the world unless the patient has chronic hepatitis b or c.
In parts of asia, primary liver cancer is more common and may be related to other infections. Cancer from other sites that metastasizes to the liver (especially colon and lung) is relatively common.

In brief: Unusual in US Europe
Primary liver cancer is relatively unusual in most of the world unless the patient has chronic hepatitis b or c.
In parts of asia, primary liver cancer is more common and may be related to other infections. Cancer from other sites that metastasizes to the liver (especially colon and lung) is relatively common.
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Not that common
In the United States, primary liver cancer is not that common, but is very common in some other countries.
In the US, cancers spread from other organs to the liver is more common. Primary cancers of the liver are often associated with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis.

In brief: Not that common
In the United States, primary liver cancer is not that common, but is very common in some other countries.
In the US, cancers spread from other organs to the liver is more common. Primary cancers of the liver are often associated with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
yes, In US, metastatic disease to the liver is more common than primary liver cancer and Yes, primary liver cancer is associated with chronic hepatitis B and C and liver cirrhosis. The incidence of primary liver cancer however increases as the incidence of of hepatitis B and C continue to grow.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Common worldwide
Liver cancer in men is the 5th most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide, and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the world.
In the United States, liver cancer is not very common, however the incidence increases along with the increase incidence of hep b and c infection. Also related to choric cirrhosis due to alcohol consumption and fatty liver disease.

In brief: Common worldwide
Liver cancer in men is the 5th most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide, and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the world.
In the United States, liver cancer is not very common, however the incidence increases along with the increase incidence of hep b and c infection. Also related to choric cirrhosis due to alcohol consumption and fatty liver disease.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Metastatic liver ca
Is common after any GI, lung or breast cancer.
Primary liver cancer is not common in the USA, except in cirrhotics, chronic hepatitis B & C, and worldwide with aflatoxin exposure.

In brief: Metastatic liver ca
Is common after any GI, lung or breast cancer.
Primary liver cancer is not common in the USA, except in cirrhotics, chronic hepatitis B & C, and worldwide with aflatoxin exposure.
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