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Adult hepatocellular carcinoma

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Adult hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary liver cancer of adulthood. Derived from well-differentiated hepatocytes, it often develops from chronic liver cirrhosis which is most often due to hepatitis B and C virus or alcohol abuse. Symptoms are hepatic mass, abdominal pain and, in advanced stages, jaundice, cachexia and liver failure.

Synonyms: Adult HCC