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Liver cancer

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If liver cancer spreads

Cancer cells can spread from the liver to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.

Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If liver cancer spreads, it can spread to the following:

  • the veins of the liver
  • the lining of the abdomen (called the peritoneum)
  • lymph nodes in the abdomen
  • the lungs (the most common site of distant spread)
  • the bones


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