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Liver cancer

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Introduction
Primary liver cancer is a rare but serious type of cancer that begins in the liver. It mostly affects older people.
Symptoms of liver cancer
Cancer of the liver does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage.
Causes of liver cancer
Although the exact cause of liver cancer is unknown, it has been linked to damage and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis).
Diagnosing liver cancer
For many people, the first stage of diagnosing liver cancer is a consultation with a GP, although people at risk are usually tested regularly for the condition.
Treating liver cancer
The treatment for liver cancer depends on the stage of the condition. Treatments can include surgery, procedures and medication.
Preventing liver cancer
Lifestyle and self-care measures are the most effective ways to reduce the chances of liver cancer developing.
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