Liver Cancer in Children



About Liver Cancer

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. It helps store nutrients from food, creates bile to break down fat, and removes harmful chemicals from the body. Liver cancer develops when malignant cells form in liver tissues. There are two main types of liver cancer in children: hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer affecting children, occurring most frequently in infants and children age 2 months to 3 years. HCC occurs most frequently in children age 10-16 years. About 100 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with hepatoblastoma each year. Together, hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma account for about 1-2% of cancers in children.

News About Liver Cancer

Tate Hartzler, Hepatoblastoma

Tate Hartzler, Hepatoblastoma

9 Weeks Old at Diagnosis For most parents, the first few months after welcoming a new baby into the family can be overwhelming. But for Jodi’s family, a cancer diagnosis turned life upside down. Jodi’s newborn, Tate, seemed to feel ill frequently and had... read more
Silas Edenfield, Hepatoblastoma

Silas Edenfield, Hepatoblastoma

3 Years Old at Diagnosis As 4 year old Silas Edenfield battled hepatoblastoma, one of his wishes was for everyone to paint their nails gold to raise awareness about children’s cancer. He started with his own nails, and his 3 brothers, parents, and family painted... read more
Kylie Long, Liver Cancer

Kylie Long, Liver Cancer

8 Months Old at Diagnosis Our first child, Kylie, was born on May 3rd, 2004. With her birth, our lives were forever changed. She brought hope to our families, who were experiencing health crisises, and she gave everyone reason to overcome their struggles. As any new... read more

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