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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.
Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer

New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study finds lower survival rate among cancer patients in New Mexico

Study finds lower survival rate among cancer patients in New Mexico

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Reduced ADK expression can make liver more susceptible to carcinogenic damage

Reduced ADK expression can make liver more susceptible to carcinogenic damage

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

TGen review associates a gene with hepatocellular carcinoma

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

Cellular protein could take on role of restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

New clinical trials to investigate combination immunotherapy for treating advanced cancers

New clinical trials to investigate combination immunotherapy for treating advanced cancers

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Researchers identify genetic mutations that can promote regeneration after liver damage

Researchers identify genetic mutations that can promote regeneration after liver damage

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Compounds derived from common hop plant thwart cancer cells

Compounds derived from common hop plant thwart cancer cells

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer