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The liver is an organ located in the upper right side of the abdomen, protected by the rib cage. The liver is a large, very important organ. The normal functions of the liver in the body are:
When liver cells grow without the usual control, liver cancer may develop.
Together hepatoblastoma and HCC account for about 1-2% of cancers in children.
It is unclear exactly how hepatoblastoma develops, but it is believed to develop when mistakes (mutations) occur during the growth of liver cells. These cells grow without the usual regulation of normal liver cells, leading to a tumor. Hepatocellular carcinoma is increased in areas of the world that have a high incidence of hepatitis. Infection with any one of several viruses that cause hepatitis is believed to be responsible.
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