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NIDDK

Definition & Facts of Biliary Atresia

patients  liver  Liver Disease  Bile Ducts  health professionals  liver failure  Cirrhosis  Newborns  Biliary atresia  extrahepatic biliary atresia  isolated biliary atresia  perinatal biliary atresia  fetal biliary atresia  embryonic biliary atresia  portal hypertension 

Overview of biliary atresia, a condition in infants in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked, leading to liver damage.

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NIDDK

Your Digestive System & How it Works

gallbladder  bacteria  patients  APPENDIX  mouth  stomach  liver  microbiome  Digestive Diseases  Rectum  Anus  Small Intestine  Pancreas  Esophagus  Digestion  GI Tract  Gastrointestinal Tract  Large Intestine  nutrients  health professionals 

Overview of the digestive system—how food moves through each part of the GI tract to help break down food for energy, growth, and cell repair.

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NIEHS

Harmful Algal Blooms

health  research  science  environment  eating  weather  swimming  algal  agents  water  liver  temperature  Health Topics  breathing  harmful Algal Blooms  HAB  algae  fish  runoff  fertilizer 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when toxin-producing algae grow excessively in a body of water. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and use photosynthesis to produce energy from sunlight, just like plants. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.

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NCI

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

cancer  risk  birth  breast  ovarian  cervical  oral  endometrial  liver  contraceptives  OC's  3.13  pill 

A fact sheet about research on the association of oral contraceptive use (birth control pills) with risk of various cancers.

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NCI

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  screening  patient  version  liver  hepatocellular  disease screening  liver and intrahepatic biliary tract cancer 

Liver (hepatocellular) cancer screening is not currently recommended as a routine part of cancer screening. Not all screening tests are helpful, and many have risks. Learn more about liver cancer and the tests used to detect it in this expert-reviewed summary.

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NCI

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  prevention  patient  version  liver  hepatocellular  cancer prevention  liver and intrahepatic biliary tract cancer 

Liver cancer risk factors include hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, and aflatoxin (poison from certain foods). Learn about these and other risk factors for liver cancer and how to prevent liver cancer in this expert-reviewed and evidence-based summary.

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NCI

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

cancer  prevention  health  version  professional  liver  hepatocellular  cancer prevention  liver and intrahepatic biliary tract cancer 

Liver (hepatocellular) cancer prevention strategies include avoiding risk factors and vaccinating against hepatitis B. Risk factors include hepatitis B and C infection, cirrhosis, and aflatoxin. Get detailed information about risk factors and preventing liver cancer in this clinician summary.

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NCI

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

cancer  treatment  childhood  patient  version  liver  childhood liver cancer  Childhood hepatoblastoma  Childhood hepatocellular carcinoma  Childhood undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver  Infantile choriocarcinoma of the liver  Childhood epithelioid hemangioendothelioma 

Treatment for pediatric liver cancer depends on many factors, including the type of cancer and whether it has spread. When possible, liver cancer is removed by surgery. Learn about the types of treatment options for childhood liver cancers.

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