UNDERSTANDING
LIVER CANCER

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Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer that starts in the liver is called liver cancer. Liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 700,000 deaths each year. In the United States each year, 33,000 people get liver cancer and about 27,000 die from the disease.

Liver cancer is on the rise in the United States.

THE MOST COMMON FORM OF LIVER CANCER

Hepatocellular carcinoma, or simply HCC, is the most common type of liver cancer, making up 80% of primary liver cancers. Primary liver cancer is cancer that begins in the liver.

There are certain known risk factors for liver cancer, and some people are at higher risk.

Those who are at higher risk for liver cancer should see their doctor regularly to help detect it early. A doctor can do blood tests or imaging tests to take a picture of the liver to see if there is a tumor. The types of doctors that usually check for liver cancer are hepatologists, gastroenterologists, and primary care physicians.

STAGES OF LIVER CANCER

When liver cancer is diagnosed, doctors will attempt to determine how severe the disease is. The name for this process is staging.

Staging takes several factors into consideration, including:

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Tumor size
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If the cancer has spread outside the liver
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If it has spread, where in the body it has spread

There are 2 general stages of liver cancer — early and advanced.

Here are some reasons why cancer may not be treatable with surgery:

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What is LENVIMA?

It is not known if LENVIMA is safe and effective in children.

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What is LENVIMA?

  • LENVIMA is used by itself as the first treatment for a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) when it cannot be removed by surgery

It is not known if LENVIMA is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

LENVIMA may cause serious side effects, including:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension): High blood pressure is a common side effect of LENVIMA and can be serious. Your blood pressure should be well controlled before you start taking LENVIMA. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure regularly during treatment with LENVIMA. If you develop blood pressure problems, your healthcare provider may prescribe medicine to treat your high blood pressure
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