Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer and primary hepatic cancer, is cancer that starts in the liver.
In Malaysia liver cancer is the eighth most common cause of cancer for both genders and fifth most common cause of cancer for males. Liver cancer is a cause of premature death in Malaysia: there was an observable upward trend from 1990 to 2010.
Learn about liver cancer in this edition of our Homage Web Series, where we debunk some myths surrounding this type of cancer.
Dr. Ian Chik is a lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a general surgeon with subspecialty in hepatobiliary specialising in liver, pancreas and biliary systems in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM).
Disclaimer: The health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice. To seek further medical advice for your medical condition, do consult your doctor, therapist or go to the nearest health institution to get assistance. This video only represents the speaker’s views on liver cancer.