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Liver tumours in children

Like all cancers, liver tumours occur when abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. In this article from Cancer Australia you can read about the different types of liver tumours that can develop in children, including:

  • Hepatoblastoma usually occurs in children under 3 years of age and does not usually spread to other parts of the body.
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma usually occurs in older children and teenagers, and often spreads to other parts of the body.
  • Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver usually occurs in children aged 5–10, and often spreads throughout the liver or to the lungs.
  • Infantile choriocarcinoma starts in the developing baby and is usually found in the first few months of life.

You might also want to look at their sections on risk factorssymptomsdiagnosis, and treatment, as well as their link to the US National Cancer Institute website.

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