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What is Hepatoma?

What is Hepatoma?

  • Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
  • Hepatoma: relatively uncommon malignant hepatic tumor; usually arises in cirrhotic liver; predominately affects males.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Hepatoma: carcinoma of the liver.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Hepatoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hepatoma, or a subtype of Hepatoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hepatoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Hepatoma: Introduction

Types of Hepatoma:

Types of Hepatoma:

Broader types of Hepatoma:

How serious is Hepatoma?

Prognosis of Hepatoma: Overall prognosis for survival depends on the extent of cirrhosis and tumor stage, which then determine the appropriate treatment. Patients able to undergo a curative resection have a median survival of as long as 4 years; patients who present when they are too ill to be treated have a median survival of 3 months.
Complications of Hepatoma: see complications of Hepatoma

What causes Hepatoma?

Causes of Hepatoma: see causes of Hepatoma
Cause of Hepatoma: Most common cause in the Western world is cirrhosis of the liver
Risk factors for Hepatoma: see risk factors for Hepatoma

What are the symptoms of Hepatoma?

Symptoms of Hepatoma: see symptoms of Hepatoma

Complications of Hepatoma: see complications of Hepatoma

Onset of Hepatoma: Age at diagnosis varies widely according to geographic distribution. In the United States and Europe, the median age at diagnosis is 65 years. Hepatocellular carcinoma is rarely diagnosed in persons younger than 40 years. In Africa and Asia, age at diagnosis is substantially younger, occurring in the fourth and fifth decades of life.

Hepatoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hepatoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hepatoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hepatoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hepatoma.
Treatments for Hepatoma: see treatments for Hepatoma
Research for Hepatoma: see research for Hepatoma

Organs Affected by Hepatoma:

Organs and body systems related to Hepatoma include:

Name and Aliases of Hepatoma

Main name of condition: Hepatoma

Other names or spellings for Hepatoma:

malignant hepatoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, primary liver cancer, Liver cancer, adult, Liver cell carcinoma, adult, LCC, Hepatocellular cancer, HCC

Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver cancer, primary Source - Diseases Database

Hepatoma, Malignant hepatoma, Hepatocarcinoma, Malignant hepatoma, Hepatocarcinoma, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Hepatoma, Hepatocarcinoma, Hepatocellular carcinoma
Source - WordNet 2.1

LCC, Liver cancer, adult, Liver cell carcinoma, adult, Hepatocellular carcinoma, adult, HCC, Hepatocellular cancer
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hepatoma: Related Conditions

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