Liver Cancer Directory
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is cancer that originates in the liver. It is also called primary liver cancer or hepatoma. This type of cancer is often caused by cirrhosis, a scarring of the liver, infection with the hepatitis B or C viruses, and hemochromatosis (too much iron in the liver). HCC is relatively uncommon in the United States, although its incidence is rising, principally in relation to the spread of hepatitis C infection. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how liver cancer/HCC is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Primary Liver Cancer?
Primary liver cancer affects more men than women and is usually found in people with chronic liver disease. Learn the types, symptoms, tests, and treatments.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer that begins in your liver.
Ascites is a condition, usually caused by cirrhosis, where excess fluid builds up in your abdomen. Learn the symptoms of ascites and how it’s treated.
Clinical Trials: A Guide for Patients
WebMD explains how you can participate -- and what to expect -- in clinical trials.
Choose the Best Cancer Treatments, Doctors, and Centers
WebMD explains how to be sure you're getting the best cancer care, how to find out about clinical trials, and when you should travel for treatment.
Between Friends: Living Donors
It's a trend that's changing transplant medicine. More and more people are willing to donate a kidney or part of a liver - while they're still alive.