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Liver cancer is more common in older people. Over half of people newly diagnosed with liver cancer are age 65 and over. Liver cancer is more common in men than in women. Liver cancer rates are highest among Asians and Pacific Islanders, most likely because of higher prevalence of viral Hepatitis infection. Liver cancer rates are lower among whites than Blacks or Asians and Pacific Islanders. At this time, we do not know exactly what causes cancer of the liver. There are several different types of liver cancer. The most common type is associated with long-term excessive alcoholic beverage use, scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and Hepatitis B virus or Hepatitis C virus infection. Long-term use of anabolic steroids can also increase the risk of getting liver cancer. Smoking is also believed to increase the risk of getting liver cancer.
Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer

USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer

Study documents gene mutation as cause of cancer form in the liver

Study documents gene mutation as cause of cancer form in the liver

Fundamental discovery may open potential for new types of cancer drugs

Fundamental discovery may open potential for new types of cancer drugs

Researchers develop new diagnostic and prognosis method for early detection of liver cancer

Researchers develop new diagnostic and prognosis method for early detection of liver cancer

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

Research could lead to improvements in treating diseases caused by mutations in genes

Research could lead to improvements in treating diseases caused by mutations in genes

EPFL scientists discover metabolic differences between hepatoblastoma subtypes

EPFL scientists discover metabolic differences between hepatoblastoma subtypes

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

Researchers discover major mechanism in development of liver cancer

Researchers discover major mechanism in development of liver cancer

Reduced dose of chemotherapy has no effect on overall survival of liver cancer patients

Reduced dose of chemotherapy has no effect on overall survival of liver cancer patients

Study findings could one day help doctors better predict survival of liver cancer patients

Study findings could one day help doctors better predict survival of liver cancer patients

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Researchers identify gene that could play role in energy requirements of liver cancer cells

Researchers identify gene that could play role in energy requirements of liver cancer cells

CHLA researchers succeed in better defining rare pediatric malignant liver disease

CHLA researchers succeed in better defining rare pediatric malignant liver disease

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection

FDA approves new combo drug Mavyret for adults with Hepatitis C infection