With around 200,000 active cases in the United States in any given year, HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) is the most common liver cancer and the number of diagnosed cases also means that it is relatively rare.
It is usually discovered in people who have chronic Hepatitis B or C and is generally not discovered until it is in later stages when symptoms begin such as weight loss, abdominal pain and yellowing the skin or eyes.
HCC is a liver cancer. It has not spread from someplace else in the body. It started in the liver and may, over time, spread to other parts of the body.
Treatment for HCC can include surgery, chemotherapies, targeting cancer cells with heat or freezing or even a liver transplant.