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Hepatocellular carcinoma




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Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most frequently encountered type of liver cancer.[1] It is more common in those with cirrhosis of the liver. If localized to the liver and small at the time of diagnosis, it can be surgically treated.[1] If metastatic, it may be treated with Nexavar, an oral medication approved in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.[2] Liver transplantation may be used in some cases.[1]

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