The nurse is interviewing a patient suspected of having hepatocellular carcinoma. Which of the following conditions is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hepatitis C

Explanation

•Hepatocellular carcinoma, also known as malignant hepatoma, is the most common type of cancer that occurs in the liver.

•Cases of Hepatocellular carcinoma are mostly secondary to either liver cirrhosis or a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C).

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