Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Direct risk factors

  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
  • Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Aflatoxin exposure

Associated risk factors

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco use

Possible risk factors

Currently data is insufficient to implicate any genetic risk factor for HCC in India.

Prevention of HCC

HCC surveillance

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