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