What is a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)?
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a cancer of the liver. It usually arises in patients with pre-existing liver disease.
How may it present?
It may present in a number of ways including:
- finding of a lump in the abdomen,
- as an incidental finding on scans of the liver
- worsening liver function
- during surveillance scans in patients with liver disease