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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.
Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer

Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer

Spectrum Health, MSU researchers aim to find new or better treatments for "orphan diseases"

Spectrum Health, MSU researchers aim to find new or better treatments for "orphan diseases"

Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome

Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome

Scientists demonstrate potential method for treating advanced liver cancers

Scientists demonstrate potential method for treating advanced liver cancers

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Hyperthyroidism and severe hypothyroidism associated with overall unhealthy status, shorter lifespan

Better methods needed to identify people at risk for liver disease

Better methods needed to identify people at risk for liver disease

Research: Protein complex represents a new metabolic target for liver cancer

Research: Protein complex represents a new metabolic target for liver cancer

UTHealth's innovative cancer-fighting projects receive $11 million CPRIT funding

UTHealth's innovative cancer-fighting projects receive $11 million CPRIT funding

Study confirms effectiveness of a combination therapy for advanced liver cancer

Study confirms effectiveness of a combination therapy for advanced liver cancer

Breast cancer gene could be key to developing targeted therapy for hepatoblastoma

Breast cancer gene could be key to developing targeted therapy for hepatoblastoma

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

'Lab on a chip' technology may help find new treatments for NAFLD

'Lab on a chip' technology may help find new treatments for NAFLD

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Roswell Park receives more than $15 million in grants for cancer research

Roswell Park receives more than $15 million in grants for cancer research

Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half, study shows

Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half, study shows

Advanced imaging technology for prostate cancer could increase a man’s chances of survival

Advanced imaging technology for prostate cancer could increase a man’s chances of survival

Researchers awarded $1.8 million NIH grant to study chronic liver inflammation

Researchers awarded $1.8 million NIH grant to study chronic liver inflammation

Discovery of unusual HBV in shrews offers new opportunity to better understand the disease

Discovery of unusual HBV in shrews offers new opportunity to better understand the disease

Genetic mutations link rare skin disorder and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Genetic mutations link rare skin disorder and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior

Mathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behavior