Understanding Liver Cancer — Animation

Liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver cells. It is called primary liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This animation provides an overview of liver cancer including the different types, risk factors, symptoms, prevention, outlook, and more. If you or someone you love has liver cancer, understanding the disease is the first step in your journey to treatment. It's important to stay informed, get support, and work closely with your doctor and medical team. The outlook will depend on many factors, including the stage and type of liver cancer and your overall health, including liver function. In general, earlier detection means a better outlook, including a higher chance of curative treatment. Talk with your healthcare team to understand your treatment options and what you can expect. If there's anything you don't understand, ask for further explanation.

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This educational activity has been developed by Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Eisai, Exelixis, Merck, and Genentech.

Thank you to the funders of You And Liver Cancer. All content is developed independently by Blue Faery and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., in collaboration with an Expert Faculty group; funders are allowed no influence on the content of You And Liver Cancer: An Animated Patient® Guide to Liver Cancer.

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