Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide and the primary cause of death for patients with cirrhosis. Most of liver cancers are hepatocellular carcinomas, however some patients develop intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICC) or rare tumours in non-cirrhotic livers. Chronic liver diseases, alcohol consumption, obesity and diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), exposure to aflatoxins, as well as chronic infection with HBV or HCV are considered risk factors. The burden of adult liver cancers and HCC is still increasing and various public health strategies have been developed for the prevention and control of this trend which will likely remain a major public health problem worldwide in the upcoming decades.

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