Epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma Piotr Małkowski, Marek Pacholczyk, Beata Łągiewska, Leszek Adadyński, Dariusz Wasiak Medical Science Review - Hepatologia 2006; 6 65-68 aaICID: 449251
Article type: Original article
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most commonly occurring solid tumors worldwide and is the most frequent cause of cancer death in some parts of the world, such as China and sub-Saharan Africa. The incidence of HCC appears to be rising dramatically in developed western countries as well. The most frequent underlying factors causing HCC are chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. Early detection of HCC is a key factor in improving therapy outcomes. There is growing evidence that HCC may be prevented with strategies aimed at the prevention or treatment of viral hepatitis.