October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Liver Cancer Awareness is represented by the color Green
Cancers that begin in the liver are referred to as primary liver cancers. While there are several types of primary liver cancers, the most common form is called Hepatocellular Carcinoma. About 80% of cancers that begin in the liver are diagnosed as this form of liver cancer. This form of liver cancer can begin as a single tumor in the liver that grows, or it can begin as many small cancer nodules spread throughout the liver.
It is estimated that there will be about 33,000 new diagnosed cases of liver cancer in the U.S. each year.
Source: American Cancer Society