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What You Need To Know About™ Liver Cancer

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This booklet is about cancer that starts in the liver (primary liver cancer). It is only about cancer that begins in the liver rather than cancer that spreads to the liver from somewhere else. It is also mainly about liver cancer in adults.

Learning about medical care for your cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet covers:

  • Anatomy of the liver and basics about liver cancer
  • How liver cancer is diagnosed
  • Treatment for liver cancer, including taking part in cancer treatment research studies

This booklet has lists of questions that can help you talk with your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.

The information in this booklet was last updated in February 2009.