Symptoms can include weight loss, jaundice, feeling sick, and a swollen or painful tummy (abdomen). Find out more about the possible symptoms of liver cancer. 

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist and the tests you might have to diagnose and stage primary liver cancer. 

Types of liver cancer

There are different types of cancer that start in the liver. The most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Find out more.


The stage of cancer tells you its size and whether it has spread. It helps doctors decide what treatment to give. Find out about the stages of liver cancer.


Treatments include surgery, chemoembolisation (TACE), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and targeted cancer drugs. Find out more.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest research, clinical trials in the UK for liver cancer and how you can take part.

Living with liver cancer

Get support to help cope with your diagnosis of liver cancer and its treatment.

Risks and causes

Liver cancer is uncommon in the UK. Find out about factors that can increase your risk of developing it.


Find out about liver cancer survival. Survival depends on many factors so you can only use these figures as a guide.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jan 2019
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