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Liver cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the liver. It can start in the liver (primary) or spread from another organ (secondary).
Symptoms of liver cancer include jaundice, losing weight, a high temperature, feeling or being sick, and pain, swelling or a lump in your tummy.
Anyone can get liver cancer. It's often linked to lifestyle. Men, those over 60 or those with conditions like cirrhosis may be more likely to get it.
Liver cancer is not always preventable. But healthy lifestyle changes like cutting down on alcohol can lower your chances of getting it.
Liver cancer is often treatable. Treatment depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, heat treatment (ablation) and medicines.
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