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Liver Cancer

W. THOMAS LONDON and KATHERINE A. MCGLYNN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0039
Liver Cancer

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Liver cancers, 75%–90% of which are hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), caused more than 600,000 deaths in 2002. They are the third most common cause of cancer deaths among men and sixth most common among women. Approximately 80% of HCCs and the resulting deaths occur in the developing countries of Asia and Africa. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers that originate in the liver. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: liver; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; hepatocellular carcinomas; HCC

Chapter.  28852 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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