Liver cancer is cancer that develops in the liver. It is important to differentiate this from cancer metastasized from other parts of the body. Liver cancer usually occurs in patients with chronic inflammation or infection of the liver. There are several types of liver cancers, with the main type being hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). According to the World Health Organisation International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), liver cancer is the 5th most common cancer diagnosed in Singapore in 2020, with the top 3 being breast cancer (3,662 cases), colorectal cancer (3,558 cases) and lung cancer (2,916 cases) Locally, there are about 3.7 cases of liver cancer diagnosed each day in 2020. They were more commonly diagnosed in males than females. Even though liver cancer is only the 5th most common cancer in Singapore it is actually one of the top three leading causes of cancer deaths for males in Singapore from 2014 to 2018. Thank you for watching. Please don’t forget to Like | Subscribe | Share Learn more at


  • Dr John Hsiang

    Livingstone Health

    Dr Hsiang is an established gastroenterologist at Livingstone Health with more than 15 years of clinical experience. He has been caring for both local and expatriate communities, and is well regarded for his professional and caring demeanor.
    Dr Hsiang graduated from Otago Medical School, New Zealand in 2003 and completed his specialist training in 2012. In 2013, he furthered his research career and post-specialist training in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under world-renowned Professor Henry Chan, Professor Vincent Wong and Professor Grace Wong. Dr Hsiang has published many peer-reviewed studies on a variety of topics including hepatitis B, obesity related liver disease, hepatitis C, gut microbiome, liver cirrhosis, helicobacter infection and alcoholic liver disease. He is fluent in Mandarin, English and Hokkien.

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