Different Types Of Liver Cancer

The heart is considered the center of power in the human body. It is located under the diaphragm on the right side of the abdomen and plays an important role in our body's metabolism. It controls blood sugar levels and filters the blood. Failure of this organ can lead to many health problems.

Primary liver cancer begins to develop from benign tumors such as hemangiomas, liver adenomas, or focal nodular hyperplasia. This cancer can also be caused by other conditions such as chronic kidney disease, viral infections, hepatitis B or C, and other toxins in the liver. These cancers are further divided into:

• Hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma: The cause is uncontrolled multiplication of hepatocytes in the liver. Adults, especially those with liver cirrhosis, are more susceptible. This condition can also occur in children and adolescents and is known as "hepatoblastoma". This condition is common to many Americans.

• Cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer: Cancer of the ducts is more common in women.

• Hemangiosarcoma and angiosarcoma: Both types of cancer are rare. The first starts in the veins. It is more common in children under the age of four and the survival rate is higher compared to previous cancers because the disease progresses slowly. The latter begins in the veins of the liver and progresses very rapidly, which reduces survival.