Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
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causes, and treatments of Hepatoma is available below.
Symptoms of Hepatoma
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Treatments for Hepatoma
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- Surgery, liver transplant, percutaneous ethanol injection, radiofrequency ablation, transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, high intensity focused ultrasound, hormonal therapy, cryosurgery, palliative, chemotherapy, radiation
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treatments for Hepatoma
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Hepatoma: Related Patient Stories
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Types of Hepatoma
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Diagnostic Tests for Hepatoma
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diagnostic tests for Hepatoma
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Causes of Hepatoma
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Disease Topics Related To Hepatoma
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Hepatoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hepatoma
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the...read more »
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Hepatoma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Hepatoma
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Hepatoma: Rare Types
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Latest Treatments for Hepatoma
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Prognosis for Hepatoma
Prognosis for 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.
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Research about Hepatoma
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Clinical Trials for Hepatoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hepatoma include:
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Clinical Trials for Hepatoma
Statistics for Hepatoma
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Definitions of Hepatoma:
Relatively uncommon malignant hepatic tumor; usually arises in cirrhotic liver; predominately affects males.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
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
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