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is jaundice a sign of liver cancer

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sounds like: the symptoms are those of advanced liver cancer and are very bad signs since NUTRITION is a very important factor in the battle against cancer! The pa ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience in General Surgery
Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer - the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cancer treatment: The elevated bilirubin is a consequence of liver cancer. The medications need to be targeted at treating the cancer and not bilirubin per se.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to speculate: Without access to his medical records and a recent in person evaluation It would be hard for anyone to speculate. He could as easily pass from old age ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience in General Surgery
Very advanced: I am sorry to tell you that at this time there are no effective treatments for a tumor this large.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Retaining fluid : Both increased tissue fluid and ascites are common in this situation and can accumulate fast. If the person is nt eating much, this is your reason
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: However, no blood test is especially sensitive, or fully specific, even for common hepatocellular carcinoma. Bilirubin in the blood (jaundice) does n ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
10 years experience in Pathology
Can be: There are a number of genetic diseases that can cause liver problems. However, it seems your problems were due to hepatitis A and certain medications. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But t ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nizam Meah
36 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not necessarily: A hypoechoic lesion is a very nonspecific term and it could indicate from simple cyst to a malignant lesion. The key is to correlate with patient pers ... Read More
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