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What causes hepatocellular carcinoma?
Liver cancer is more common in children who have an underlying abnormality or condition, including the following:
Children who are exposed to hepatitis B or C infections at an early age are at increased risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma.
What are the symptoms of hepatocellular carcinoma?
Each child may experience symptoms differently, and symptoms may vary depending on the size of the tumor and whether the tumor has spread.
Your child’s symptoms may include:
The symptoms of hepatocellular carcinoma may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
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