Liver cancer is a medical condition that results from the development of abnormal cells in the liver. The cells are termed as abnormal because they proliferate at a higher rate than normal. Eventually, these cells form a tumor in the liver which interferes with the normal functioning of the organ. The disease is also referred to as hepatic cancer. When the condition originates from the liver’s cells, it is called primary liver cancer. Liver cancer, however, can also result from the spread of cancerous cells from other parts of the body such as the lungs and the colon. In such a case, the condition is known as secondary liver cancer. Some of the high-risk factors for this disease are excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, and hepatitis.