Epidemiology of primary and secondary liver cancers.

  title={Epidemiology of primary and secondary liver cancers.},
  author={Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan and Veena Gogineni and Kia Saeian},
  journal={Seminars in interventional radiology},
  volume={23 1},
Primary liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide with a wide geographic distribution. The incidence of primary liver cancer is increasing and there is still a higher prevalence in developing countries. Early recognition remains an obstacle and lack of it results in poor outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most prevalent primary liver cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma. The most common risk factors associated with HCC are hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C infections… CONTINUE READING
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