What is liver cancer

Liver Cancer :

A collection of abnormal active cells, uncontrolled growth in, on or around the surface of liver, developed by our own body without any specific particular reason is known as Liver cancer.

As liver is one of the largest organ in the human body, it is capable of creating multiple lesions or tumors in itself. Mainly divided in the right lobe, left lobe and eight segments, liver is also highly vascular in nature. This means it carries a large volume of blood supply and some of the most important arteries and veins passing through it.  Thus, surgery is usually risky in advance stage liver cancer cases.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of Liver Cancer.

Cholangiocarcinoma, liver angiosarcoma, hepatoblastoma are other types of Liver cancer.

Being one of the most common type and widely spread, liver cancer claims more than 14% of deaths in overall cancer cases. In under developing nations, especially in Asia, the incidence of number of cases diagnosed as liver cancer is increasing year by year.