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why alcohol induces hepatic carcinoma

Posted by manisha

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Manisha, I'm not sure its fair to say alcohol induces hepatic carcinoma, although you are right that there is an association. What happens is that alcohol is toxic to liver cells, and the liver responds to the death of some liver cells by regenerating new cells. The stimulus to regenerate is probably the source of the problem, but it takes a lot of alcohol over a long period of time before the effect is noticeable. Hepatic carcinoma is fortunately rare, but it can happen after long term alcohol abuse leads to chronic liver damage with scarring (cirrhosis).
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