Liver Cancer

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Abstract

Primary hepatic carcinoma, malignancy of the liver, derives primarily from hepatocytes or intrahepatic bile duct epithelium. It is estimated that over 110,000 people die of hepatic carcinoma per year worldwide. China, particularly the provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong, and Guangxi, is among countries with the highest incidence, with over 100,000 new cases diagnosed annually and with morbidity five- to tenfold higher than Europe and North America. Moreover, the disease is more common in middle-aged males compared to females with a ratio of 3:1 in the high incidence areas.

Keywords

Burning Hepatitis Depression Arsenic Pancreatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TCM Department, The Institute of Western Integrated Traditional MedicineThe First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary DepartmentThe First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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