When you are diagnosed with HCC (a type of liver cancer), it’s okay if you don’t know where to begin or what to do next. A good place to start is by learning more about the liver and your type of cancer.
What does the liver do?
The liver has many jobs. One of its most important jobs is to clean
The liver also:
- Helps your body digest fat
- Stores sugar for your
body to use when it needs energy
What happens when the liver is damaged?
Liver damage can happen for many reasons. Over time, the damage can cause the liver to not work as well. This can eventually lead to liver disease, cirrhosis, or cancer—including HCC.
What is hepatocellular carcinoma?
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of liver cancer. It starts in the main type of liver cell, called a hepatocyte.