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Iatreia

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BOTERO TORO, ALEJANDRA; LONDONO SANIN, MARCELA  and  NAVAS NAVAS, MARIA-CRISTINA. Epidemiology and risk factors of hepatocellular carcinoma. Iatreia [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.1, pp.64-73. ISSN 0121-0793.

Primary liver cancer is the 5th neoplasia more common among men and 8th among women worldwide. It has a great impact because of its high mortality; Liver cancer ranks third amongst the causes of cancer-related deaths in men. It has been associated with some risk factors as chronic viral hepatitis, genetic liver disease, intake of alcohol, use of tobacco, metabolic disease and others. This document corresponds to a review of original papers of evaluation of those factors and its association with liver cancer and also reviewed articles. Additionally, updated epidemiological information of liver cancer worldwide is included.

Keywords : AFLATOXINS; ALCOHOL; DIABETES MELLITUS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; GENETIC LIVER DISEASE; HEPATITIS B VIRUS; HEPATITIS C VIRUS; HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA; HORMONAL FACTORS; INCIDENCE; NON ALCOHOLIC STEATO HEPATITIS (NASH); OBESITY; PREVALENCE; RISK FACTORS; TOBACCO.

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