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How is liver cancer detected in people with liver cirrhosis?

Liver cancer can be detected in people with liver cirrhosis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Once a person is diagnosed with cirrhosis or determined to have fibrotic tissue in the liver from choronic disease, doctors can screen them with an MRI every six months. The MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique to detect the hepatocellular carcinoma or primary liver cancer, and as early as possible. It's really important that it be detected early because people who have smaller tumor burdens may be candidates for curative treatments like resection or transplantation.

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