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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, occurs when a tumor grows on the liver. It is responsible for over 12,000 deaths per year in the United States, making it one of the most common cancers in adults.
Two of the main causes of liver cancer are hepatitis B and C. Liver cancer is also associated with cirrhosis, a degeneration of the liver.
Read a more in-depth article about liver cancer, written by Johns Hopkins gastroenterologists, which details the anatomical description of the causes of liver cancer.
Read our FAQs about liver cancer.
Johns Hopkins liver cancer specialists are well-versed in the latest and most promising treatments for liver cancer.Meet our physicians:
A laparoscopic liver biopsy provides an accurate diagnosis with a minimally invasive procedure.Find out more about liver biopsy.