There are two types of cancerous tumours that can occur in the liver.
- Primary liver cancer is cancer that originates in the liver
- Secondary liver cancer is cancer that has spread (metastasised) to the liver from other organs, such as the colon or pancreas
Liver Cancer Risk Factors
The exact causes of Liver Cancer are known yet known. But some of the risk factors are detailed below.
Hepatitis B and C
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases your risk of liver cancer
This progressive and irreversible condition causes scar tissue to form in your liver and increases your chances of developing liver cancer
People with this blood sugar disorder have a greater risk of liver cancer than do people who don't have diabetes
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
An accumulation of fat in the liver increases the risk of liver cancer
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Consuming more than a moderate amount of alcohol daily over many years can lead to irreversible liver damage and increase your risk of liver cancer
Increase cancer risk has been associated with obesity, in particular a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. Obesity is found more often in people who do not exercise regularly, and this may also be associated with increased risk
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