Discover Liver Cancer

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Liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular cancer (HCC), arises from hepatocytes (liver cells). HCC often develops only in liver that is severely damaged by longstanding diseases or chemicals. The liver becomes hardened and shrunken – a condition called liver cirrhosis. The liver can also be subjected to another form of cancer, called secondary or metastatic cancer. The main cancer forms elsewhere in the body and secondary deposits are formed in the liver. A common example is colorectal cancer spreading to the liver via the bloodstream. Christianlouboutin-shoes

 Liver Cancer is common in South East Asia, including Singapore. This is due to the presence of chronic hepatitis B and C infection in the population. In Singapore, liver cancer is the 4th most common cancer. It is more common in males and among the Chinese population.

There are various treatments available to sufferers of HCC. These include Surgery. It involves removing one lobe of the liver (keratectomy). This is a major operation with small risk of complications and death. Chemotherapy. Uses toxic drugs to kill the cancer. Radiation treatment. Combined with chemotherapy, it offers some benefits in inoperable HCC. Newer treatments. Use of cryosurgery, ethanol injection, high energy waves to destroy the HCC. Another method is the introduction of a plastic tube into the hepatic artery for the purpose of injecting substances to kill the cancer or stop its blood supply. At present, such treatment is used in the palliation of inoperable HCC. Christianlouboutin-shoes


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