Hepatocellular carcinoma

What is Hepatocellular carcinoma?

Malignant tumor of the liver that develops in the setting of chronic liver disease or cirrhosis. Hepatocellular carcinoma is derived from hepatocytes that are transformed into adenocarcinoma. Up to 60% of patients with HCC have elevated serum alpha fetoprotein levels. Tumor has a poor long-term prognosis unless treated surgically by resection or liver transplantation. Noninvasive imaging (e.g., MRI or CT scan) may distinguish hepatomas from other benign tumors such as hemangiomas.

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My husband has hepatocellular carcinoma which has entered from his liver through to the right chamber of his heart via the IVC. Allopathy doctors...

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Sorry to hear about your husband who is having hepatocellular cancer. There is probably a blood clot which has developed...

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if u have hep c and hiv w/ anemia, stomach and esophagus varises, fluid retention in the legs, rash on palms, another rash legs and arms, and...

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Symptoms suggest End stage needs monitoring

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Hello there!

End stage liver cirrhosis secondary to hepatitises has...

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My uncle who is presently suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma, has a thrombosed portal vein. His blood albumin levels are low and is now taking...

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Given his disease condition, unless he has a liver transplant should he qualify for one, these symptoms of...

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