liver cancer

Primary liver cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the liver. Secondary liver cancer is cancer that spreads to the liver from another part of the body.

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  • liver cancer — ▪ pathology Introduction       any of several forms of disease characterized by tumours in the liver; benign liver tumours remain in the liver, whereas malignant tumours are, by definition, cancerous. Most malignant liver tumours are hepatomas,… …   Universalium

  • liver cancer — noun malignant neoplastic disease of the liver usually occurring as a metastasis from another cancer; symptoms include loss of appetite and weakness and bloating and jaundice and upper abdominal discomfort • Syn: ↑cancer of the liver • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • liver cancer — noun A malignant neoplasm of the liver …   Wiktionary

  • liver cancer — disease of the liver characterized by malignant tumors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Liver cancer, adult primary — A tumor in which the cancer starts during adulthood in cells in the liver. Also called hepatocellular carcinoma. Primary liver cancer is different from cancer that has metastasized (spread) from another place in the body to the liver. The signs… …   Medical dictionary

  • Liver cancer in cats and dogs — Tumors that develop within the liver may be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Tumors can start in the liver, or spread to the liver from another cancer in the body. Malignant liver tumors have been reported to metastasize to… …   Wikipedia

  • stage IIIA adult primary liver cancer — Stage III adult primary liver cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA there is either (1) more than one tumor larger than 5 centimeters; or (2) one tumor that has spread to a major branch of blood vessels near the liver …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IIIC adult primary liver cancer — Stage III adult primary liver cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIC, the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IIIB adult primary liver cancer — Stage III adult primary liver cancer is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIB, there are one or more tumors of any size that have either (1) spread to nearby organs other than the gallbladder; or (2) broken through the lining of …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV adult primary liver cancer — Cancer has spread beyond the liver to other places in the body, such as the bones or lungs. The tumors may be of any size and may also have spread to nearby blood vessels and/or lymph nodes …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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