Hepatocellular carcinoma: epidemiology, risk factors, and screening.

@article{Sherman2005HepatocellularCE,
  title={Hepatocellular carcinoma: epidemiology, risk factors, and screening.},
  author={Morris Sherman},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={143-54}
}
In this article, the epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), risk factors for the development of HCC, and how these factors affect the decision about whether an individual should or should be entered into a screening program are considered. The factors determining the risk for HCC include age, male gender, and the nature of the underlying liver disease. In particular, cirrhosis is associated with a significant risk for HCC. However, in hepatitis B HCC also occurs in noncirrhotic liver… CONTINUE READING

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