What is liver cancer? — Expert Video

Medical oncologist Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, provides an overview of liver cancer and the function of the liver. Dr. Abou-Alfa explains that liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver cells. It is called primary liver cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Other cancers may spread, or metastasize, to the liver. Only cancer that starts in liver cells is called liver cancer. The liver is the largest organ in your body and performs many essential functions. For example, it helps remove toxins from your body and store necessary nutrients.

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