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Hepatocellular carcinoma – the ‘silent killer’ disease infographic

Chronic liver disease is on the rise1 which can progress to Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer2. What are the risk factors for HCC and how is it diagnosed and treated?

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