Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Hepatocellular Carcinoma is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

An estimated 42,220 patients will be diagnosed with liver and intrahepatic bile duct tumors in 2018 in the United States. Risk factors include chronic viral hepatitis B or C, autoimmune hepatitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, hemochromatosis, and cirrhosis. Most patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have cirrhosis.

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