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Patient's Guide to Liver Cancer

Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Screening patients at high risk for HCC allows for the most options for treatment, including liver resection and liver transplantation. Patients at high risk for HCC include:

  • Patients with cirrhosis
  • Patients with underlying hepatitis B with or without cirrhosis
  • Patients with exposures to certain carcinogenic substances such as aflatoxin

Patients with cirrhosis, particularly cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, and alcohol, should be screened at 6 to 12 month intervals. The major screening tools include:

  • CT - Computed Tomography
  • MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Image Guided Liver Biopsy

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USC Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and
Abdominal Organ Transplant

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Healthcare Consultation Center 4
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Los Angeles, CA 90089

For Liver, Pancreas & Bile Duct Surgery,
please call (323) 442-7172
Fax: (323) 442-7173

For Organ Transplant Information,
please call (323) 442-5908

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