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What is primary liver cancer?

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When you have primary liver cancer, cells there grow out of control. Cancer cells start to take over and make it hard for your normal cells to do their job. Primary means the cancer starts in your liver. If it starts somewhere else and spreads to your liver, it’s called secondary liver cancer.

From: What is Primary Liver Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) -- Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “What Is Cancer?” “What Is Liver Cancer?” “Liver Cancer Risk Factors,” “Tests for Liver Cancer,” “Liver Cancer Treatment,” “Tumor Ablation for Liver Cancer,” “Embolization Therapy for Liver Cancer,” “Targeted Therapy for Liver Cancer,” “Chemotherapy for Liver Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Liver Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liver Cancer,” “Hemochromatosis,” “Wilson’s disease.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Facts.”

American Liver Foundation: “Liver Cancer.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Liver Cancer -- Cancer Institute Overview.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on November 18, 2016

SOURCES: NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) -- Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “What Is Cancer?” “What Is Liver Cancer?” “Liver Cancer Risk Factors,” “Tests for Liver Cancer,” “Liver Cancer Treatment,” “Tumor Ablation for Liver Cancer,” “Embolization Therapy for Liver Cancer,” “Targeted Therapy for Liver Cancer,” “Chemotherapy for Liver Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Liver Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Liver Cancer,” “Hemochromatosis,” “Wilson’s disease.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Facts.”

American Liver Foundation: “Liver Cancer.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Liver Cancer -- Cancer Institute Overview.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on November 18, 2016

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