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How do other illnesses affect liver cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some other illnesses may increase the likelihood of a person developing liver cancer. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and heavy consumption of alcohol can all cause cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a disease in which liver cells are replaced by scar tissue. If you have cirrhosis, you cannot have surgery to remove tumors.

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