LIVER CANCER
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain          Abdominal bloating Eyes - yellowness
Liver - swollen Nausea Skin - pale (pallor)
Urine - dark color Vomiting Weight - loss
  Description
Liver cancer, also called hepatic cancer, is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. If the cancer starts in the liver, then it is called primary liver cancer. It is called secondary when the cancer comes to the liver from another part of the body by metastasis.

There are several forms of liver cancer but the most common is the hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma), which starts in the hepatocyte cells of liver and develops as a complication of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or cirrhosis.

Rare types of liver cancer may include:

- Hepatoblastoma, which affects young children.

- Angiosarcoma, which starts in the blood vessels.

- Cholangiocarcinoma. It grows from cells in the bile duct of the liver.

People may experience no symptoms, especially in early stages. When symptoms appear, they include abdominal pain that can be sensed at the top right of the abdominal area and jaundice (skin and the white of the eyes become yellow).
  Diagnosis
Doctors may order the following tests and procedures to confirm the diagnosis:

- Biopsy of the liver

- X-ray

- Ultrasound

- Computed tomography (CT) scan

- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

- Positron emission-computed tomography (PET-CT)

- Blood tests

- Laparoscopy
  More information:
Liver Cancer Treatment
Liver Cancer Healthcare Centers
 

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