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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should look out for?

Late signs: Liver cancer usually occurs in a diseased liver and often the signs of liver cancer are overshadowed by the existing disease. Consult this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001325/. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Are there any symptoms of liver cancer that a person should watch for?

Usually silent: Liver cancer does not produce pain or other symptoms to watch out for. Patients who are at high risk for liver cancer should undergo a ct scan or MRI every 6 months. High risk patients include those with cirrhosis, asians with hepatitis b who are over age 40, and sub-saharran africans with hep b over age 20. These tests allow patients to be diagnosed at the earliest possible stage. ...Read more

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What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

Hepatitis: Enlarged liver is seen with liver disease due to various causes, common ones being viral, fatty infiltration or adverse drug effects. A basic evaluation with blood tests and an ultrasound should be initiated by your doctor. Depending on the cause found there may or may not be an association with cancer or cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver cancer?

Symptoms of liver cancer?

None: Primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), has no symptoms early on. But most cases of hcc are associated with cirrhosis, the symptoms and signs of which include jaundice, muscle wasting, hepatosplenomegaly, variceal gasteointestinal bleeding, encephalopathy and the development of ascites. Pts with cirrhosis should be screened every 6 mo for hcc with a liver us and an AFP check. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

Multiple: The symptoms of liver cancer really depend on what the cancer is from and where in the liver it is. Some have no symptoms at all. Sometimes they can cause abdominal pain. Others could be jaundice, swollen abdomen, easy bleeding or bruising, swollen legs, fatigue, weight loss. Some are because of the tumor and some are because of the loss of function of the liver from whatever caused the tumor. ...Read more

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Please tell me all th symptoms of liver cancer?

Please tell me all th symptoms of liver cancer?

Maybe none: There may be no symptoms from liver cancer. Some findings could be tiredness, anemia, and yellow jaundice. It may depend on whether the cancer started some place else and spread to the liver, or started in the liver first. Primary liver cancers are most often associated with past exposure to hepatitis virus (hepatitis b or c). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

1. Pain: 2. Jaundice; 3. Poor appetite and weight loss. Common symptoms but these can also be seen with a gall bladder problem. Symptoms and signs help, but do not make a diagnosis. Imaging (ultrasound, mr, ct) find things that a physical exam misses, but only a biopsy tells that it is a hepatoma, and what kind. ...Read more

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Question for cancer sufferer. What are the symptoms of liver cancer?

Maybe none: There may be no symptoms from liver cancer. Some findings could be tiredness, anemia, and yellow jaundice. It may depend on whether the cancer started some place else and spread to the liver, or started in the liver first. Primary liver cancers are most often associated with past exposure to hepatitis virus (hepatitis b or c). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver cancer that is metastatic?

What are the symptoms of liver cancer that is metastatic?

Site of mets: People with liver cancer often have underlying diseases, e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis etc. Development of liver cancer causes worsening of existing condition, plus , enlarged liver, weakness, fluid in abdomen, weight loss, jaundice etc. Aduitional symptoms will depend on the site of metastases, which usually are in the lung, therefore cough, blood in sputum etc. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Liver Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the liver can be a primary cancer (hepatocellular cancer) & is more common in those exposed to hepatitis b or hepatitis c or cirrhosis from other causes. It can also be a secondary cancer, spread from another site such as colon, stomach, lung, etc. Some liver cancers are treated with surgery & some with chemotherapy, radiofrequency ...Read more