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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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TAPIAS M, Mónica  and  IDROVO C, Víctor. Natural history of HCC. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2013, vol.28, suppl.1, pp.4-6. ISSN 0120-9957.

No one can speak of just one natural history for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is a multifactorial disease whose behavior differs from one case to the next. This is true not only for the behavior of tumor growth but also for the type of expression depending on the host’s characteristics. Furthermore, symptoms are not specific for HCC and most often are absent, so they cannot help to determine the course of the disease. Consequently, it is necessary to discuss HCC’s presentation based on different topics which may be included in it.

Keywords : Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Carcinogenesis.

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