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Liver cancer, gross specimen. Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) showing multiple tumours of variable size. Hepatocellular carcinoma is cancer that arises from hepatocytes, the major cell type of the liver. About 80% of people with hepatocellular carcinomas have cirrhosis. Chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus also increases the risk of developing it.
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