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During percutaneous ethanol injection of the liver, pure alcohol is injected through the skin into liver cancers to kill the cancer cells. The most common side effect is leakage of alcohol onto the liver's surface, which can cause pain and fever.

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      Liver Cancer Article
      • Liver cancer facts
      • What is liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC)?
      • What is the scope of the liver cancer problem?
      • What are the population characteristics (epidemiology) of liver cancer?
      • What are liver cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are liver cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is liver cancer diagnosed?
      • Blood tests
      • Imaging studies
      • Liver biopsy or aspiration
      • What is the natural history of liver cancer?
      • What are the treatment options for liver cancer?
      • Chemotherapy and biotherapy
      • Chemoembolization (trans-arterial chemoembolization or TACE)
      • Radioembolization
      • Ablation techniques
      • Cryoablation
      • Stereotactic radiosurgery
      • Proton beam therapy
      • Surgery
      • Is there a role for routine screening for liver cancer?
      • What is fibrolamellar carcinoma?
      • What's in the future for the prevention and treatment of liver cancer?

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