The excessive growth of liver cell (hepatocyte) forms mass cancerous cells (tumor) in the liver that leads to liver cancer. There are two types of liver cancer –
a) Liver Metastasis- when cancer found in the liver is spread from somewhere else in the body.
b) Primary Liver Cancer - cancer that starts in the liver. In most cases, tumors in the liver actually start from some other organ in the body. Primary Liver cancer is a rare case.
In most cases, the main causes of cancer cannot be identified. However, there are several risk factors for liver cancer:
In high risk population liver cancer can be prevented by taking the following steps: