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Chapter 3: Hepatocellular Carcinoma And Cholangiocarcinoma (continued)

Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG, AGAF

Regardless of etiology, all patients with cirrhosis are at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). For patients with chronic hepatitis B, screening should be performed even if the patient does not have cirrhosis. HCC is the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide and seventh in women with more than 700,000 cases worldwide in 2008.1
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