One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cancer of the cells of the liver.
- ‘This region appears to recognize and differentiate between a normal cell and a hepatoma cell.’
- ‘Such nonspecific inclusions have been described in the elderly with highly active disease, in alcoholic cirrhosis hepatitis and hepatoma.’
- ‘However, most patients with large or multiple hepatomas or most other types of cancer are not considered for transplantation as tumours recur rapidly.’
- ‘I can recall one patient who clinically seemed to have gall stones but who eventually proved to have a primary hepatoma, and another patient who had persistent heartburn while taking low dose aspirin who had carcinoma of the stomach.’
- ‘It may be possible to immunize against such infections; for example, researchers in Taiwan have shown that immunization against hepatitis reduced the incidence of childhood hepatoma by 50%.’
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