Liver Cancer Facts and Statistics

Liver cancer starts in the cells of the liver. The liver is located in the upper right section of the abdomen, above the stomach and below the diaphragm. There are different types of cancer capable of forming in the liver with hepatocellular carcinoma the most common. The less common forms include hepatoblastoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Cancer starting in the liver cells is less common than cancer spreading to the liver.