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Teaching About Cancer: Resources

Cancer Overview

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. This information and more can be found on the American Cancer Society website.

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

From the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website:

From the Office of Minority Health (OMH) website:

Health Databases

This information and more can be found on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website. The National Institutes of Health is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Liver Cancer

The liver is the largest organ inside the body. It lies under your right ribs, just below the right lung. The liver is shaped like a pyramid and is divided into right and left lobes. This information and more can be found on the American Cancer Society (ACS) website.

Cancers that start in the liver:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Cancers that begin in the blood vessels in the liver (angiosarcomas and hemangiosarcomas)
  • Hepatoblastoma

"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. This information is from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.