The epidemiology and prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={The epidemiology and prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Alex Monto and Teresa Lyn Wright},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={28 5},
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer. Its incidence is higher in countries where hepatitis B is endemic. HCC is substantially a complication of liver cirrhosis. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the predominant causes of cirrhosis, and as such, HCC. The link between HCC and alcoholic cirrhosis is less strong. Other less common forms of chronic liver disease can also lead to HCC. HBV is the HCC-determining disease worldwide. In endemic regions, it tends to be… CONTINUE READING


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