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.

Questions and answers on "Hepatocellular carcinoma"

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

doctor1 MD

Thanks for writing in.

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

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

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...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms suggest End stage needs monitoring

Detailed Answer:
Hello there!

End stage liver cirrhosis secondary to hepatitises has...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

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

doctor1 MD

Hi and thank you so much for this query.

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

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Hepatocellular carcinoma

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Medical Topics