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 a cancer tells you how big it is and how far it’s spread.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 UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Living with liver cancer

Get support to cope during and after liver cancer treatment.

Risks and causes

Liver cancer is quite rare in the UK. We don’t know what causes most liver cancers. But there are some factors that might 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: 
09 Mar 2015

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