Liver metastasesMetastases to the liver; Metastatic liver cancer; Liver cancer - metastatic; Colorectal cancer - liver metastases; Colon cancer - liver metastases; Esophageal cancer - liver metastases; Lung cancer - liver metastases; Melanoma - liver metastases
Liver metastases refer to cancer that has spread to the liver from somewhere else in the body.
Liver metastases are not the same as cancer that starts in the liver, which is called hepatocellular carcinoma.
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