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Childhood Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is rare in children. There are several different types of childhood liver cancer. The most common type is hepatoblastoma.

The other less common types of childhood liver cancer are hepatocellular carcinoma, undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver, and infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver.

Certain diseases and conditions can increase the risk of childhood liver cancer.

Explore the links on this page to learn more about the different types of liver cancer that can occur in children and adolescents, including causes and risk factors, how the cancer is found, and how it is treated.

  • Hepatoblastoma

    Hepatoblastoma is the most common type of childhood liver cancer. Learn about causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from the National Cancer Institute.

  • Childhood Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Childhood hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare type of childhood liver cancer. Learn about causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from the National Cancer Institute.

  • Childhood Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver

    Childhood undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare type of childhood liver cancer. Learn about causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from the National Cancer Institute.

  • Infantile Choriocarcinoma of the Liver

    Infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver is a very rare type of childhood liver cancer. Learn about causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from the National Cancer Institute.