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    Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Significance

    Likely Etiology of HCC

    Causative Agents Dominant Geographical Area
    Hepatitis B virus Asia and Africa
    Hepatitis C virus Europe, United States, and Japan
    Alcohol Europe and United States
    Aflatoxins East Asia and Africa

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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