Primary liver cancer is also known as hepatocellular cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatoma. The liver is a common location for secondary cancers that have spread from other organs.
There were 351 new cases and 259 deaths from primary liver cancer in Victoria in 2010.
The causes of primary liver cancer are not fully understood.
In some instances, liver cancer maybe associated with damage to the liver due to:
If the information on this website raises any questions or concerns relating to your cancer, please call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20. Specialist cancer nurses staff the line Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm.