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Stages

The stage of a cancer tells you its size and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. 

The tests and scans you have to diagnose your cancer give some information about the stage. There are different staging systems that doctors can use to stage cancer that started in the liver (primary liver cancer). 

About staging of liver cancer

Find out about the different staging systems doctors use for cancer that started in the liver (primary liver cancer). 

BCLC staging system and the Child-Pugh system

Find out what the BCLC staging system and the Child-Pugh system are, and about treatment options for liver cancer.

TNM staging

Find out what TNM staging for liver cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 1

Find out what stage 1 liver cancer means and about treatment options. 

Stage 2

Find out what stage 2 liver cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 3

Find out what stage 3 liver cancer means and about treatment options.

Stage 4

Find out what stage 4 liver cancer means and about treatment options.

Last reviewed: 
15 Jan 2019

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