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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: It's a start
Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer.
This process takes aproximately 20 yrs.

In brief: It's a start
Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer.
This process takes aproximately 20 yrs.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ultimately liver cancer (also called hepatocellular carcinoma).
Fortunately, by achieving an ideal body weight, you can often reverse fatty liver changes before it is too late.

In brief: Yes
Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ultimately liver cancer (also called hepatocellular carcinoma).
Fortunately, by achieving an ideal body weight, you can often reverse fatty liver changes before it is too late.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, it can
Fatty liver disease is not as benign as people might think in the past.
It can lead and progress into liver cancer over period of time.

In brief: Yes, it can
Fatty liver disease is not as benign as people might think in the past.
It can lead and progress into liver cancer over period of time.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Depends
Alcohol intake is the commonest cause of fatty liver, and continued drinking may lead to cirrhosis and cancer.

In brief: Depends
Alcohol intake is the commonest cause of fatty liver, and continued drinking may lead to cirrhosis and cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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