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Liver cancer develops in the liver cells. The liver is responsible for filtering the blood, removing toxins and other waste products from the body. It also absorbs useful nutrients supplied by the gastrointestinal tract. There are two forms of liver cancer: primary and secondary. Primary liver cancer originates initially in the liver, whereby secondary liver cancer is metastatic, meaning it has spread to the liver from other organs or from the bloodstream. Statistics of liver cancer vary, depending on the country.
According to the American medical website WebMD, only 2% of all cancer cases in the USA develop originally in the liver, whereas in less developed countries liver cancer accounts for almost 50% of all cancer patients. This can be explained by the prevalence of viruses, hepatitis and adverse environmental factors in less developed countries. Moreover, the majority of all cases of liver cancer are caused by Hepatitis B or C. It can also by caused by cirrhosis, alcoholism and a genetic predisposition.
In some cases, tumors that originate in the liver are benign, which means they are not life-threatening. Nonetheless, they cause symptoms that are similar to cancer and a detailed investigation is required to determine whether the tumor is malignant or benign.