What Is Secondary Liver Cancer?

Q:
What is secondary liver cancer?

A:
A secondary liver cancer is a cancerous tumor that has spread to the liver from a cancer that started in another place in the body. It’s also called liver metastasis. Primary liver cancer originates in the liver and most commonly affects individuals who have risk factors such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.

Most of the time, cancer in the liver is secondary, or metastatic.

The cancer cells found in a metastatic liver tumor are not liver cells. They are the cells from the part of the body where the primary cancer began (for example, cancerous breast, colon, or lung cells).

Other names for this condition include:

  • liver metastases
  • metastases to the liver
  • stage IV or advanced cancer

Take care for your liver, it is of great important to your body.

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