A fatty liver can lead to the development of primary liver cancer, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma. It may also lead to cirrhosis, or scarring, and liver failure. Fatty livers can be alcoholic and nonalcoholic, and... More »

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Unlike liver cancer, which may spread to distant parts of the body, hemangiomas are localized, benign masses composed of tangles of blood vessels, according to Mayo Clinic. Most liver hemangiomas are discovered incidenta... More »

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Liver tumors are removed by taking out the part of the liver that contains them in a procedure called resection, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Liver resections, also called partial hepatectomies by the American Ca... More »

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More than half of all primary liver cancer cases are caused by cirrhosis of the liver, a condition involving scarring of the liver that is usually brought on by alcohol abuse; however, most cases of liver cancer are seco... More »

Around 20 percent of adults with primary liver cancer live for at least one year after diagnosis, and one in 20 people live for five years or more, according to statistics from Cancer Research UK. Half of patients with c... More »

When fat makes up more than 5 or 10 percent of a liver's weight, it has crossed the line from being a healthy liver to a fatty liver. If this is the case, alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease may have set in, accordin... More »

Treatment for carcinoma cancer depends what type of carcinoma is detected, the stage of the cancer and what areas of the body are affected, notes the National Cancer Institute. Common cancer treatments include radiation,... More »

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