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Hepatoma

Hepatoma: Introduction

Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hepatoma is available below.

Symptoms of Hepatoma

Treatments for Hepatoma

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hepatoma?

Hepatoma: Related Patient Stories

Hepatoma: Deaths

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Types of Hepatoma

Diagnostic Tests for Hepatoma

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Hepatoma: Complications

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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....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 antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...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,...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 diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...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 reasons are multifactorial. Possible conditions include ...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 better known possibilities are peptic ulcer,...read more »

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

Hepatoma: Animations

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.

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.

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Hepatoma: Broader Related Topics

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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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