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Hepatoblastoma photo Hepatoblastoma2copy_zps2a5d281e.pngHepatoblastoma is a solid tumour cancer that develops in the soft tissue of the liver and accounts for almost half of liver cancers in children.

The liver is situated in the upper part of the abdomen and is the largest organ in the body. The liver is very important as it performs vital bodily functions such as producing proteins that circulate in the blood. Some of these proteins are essential for maintaining the balance of bodily fluids and others help the blood clot and prevent excessive bleeding. The liver also breaks down waste products not used by the body and destroys harmful substances.

Types of Childhood Liver Cancer include:

  1. Hepatoblastoma: This type of liver cancer does not usually spread outside the liver. It generally occurs in children younger than 3 years of age and affects slightly more boys than girls.
  2. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: This liver cancer often spreads to other areas…

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