Causes and risk factors

Potential causes of cancer

We don’t know the exact cause of HCC. But certain things called risk factors can increase a person’s chance of developing it. Having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean you will get cancer, and not having a risk factor doesn’t guarantee you won’t.

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Liver cancer, primary Risk factors and causes

Certain factors may mean some people are more likely to be at risk of developing liver cancer.

General information Low immunity

People with poor immunity are more likely to develop some types of cancer.

General information Viruses and bacteria

You can’t catch cancer from someone else. But some viruses may increase your risk of developing cancer.