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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer. This process takes aproximately 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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How do I avoid my fatty liver from turning into Cirrhocis or worse, Liver cancer?

How do I avoid my fatty liver from turning into Cirrhocis or worse, Liver cancer?

Consult GI: It would be imperative for you to consult a gastro-enterologist for expert advice. At a minimum, you need to lose weight to get your bmi below 25, no alcohol, avoid Tylenol and products with acetaminophen, control diabetes closely. None of this is easy but is essential. ...Read more

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Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

No, just description: Like most dx, just a label for a pattern, as judged by whatever metrics. Yes, there is observed relation between fatty liver ; developing liver cancer. Fatty liver most commonly due to persistent low-fat, hi-carb (i.e. All sugars, simple ; complex) foods. Liver, to protect rest of body from ?sugar (toxic), converts sugars into triglyceride fats. If can't export into external fat, then fatty liver. ...Read more

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Don't hve cancer that i know of. Fatty liver in feb diet and exercised lost 60 l got scared and went bk to reg diet in oct no wt loss since. Cancer?

Don't hve cancer that i know of. Fatty liver in feb diet and exercised lost 60 l got scared and went bk to reg diet in oct no wt loss since. Cancer?

Nah: Welcome back. You have asked numerous questions over several months, described essentially normal results on several blood and imaging tests. Sounds like you are healthy, at least healthier than you were before you sought to lose weight to treat fatty liver. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Want to know what are the causes of liver cancer?

Want to know what are the causes of liver cancer?

Various: Hepatocellular carcinoma is famously caused by chronic hepatitis b, c and iron overload; if alcohol is a risk it's less. Angiosarcomas from vinyl chloride. The thorotrast nightmare is mostly over. Cholangiocarcinomas flourish where there are liver flukes, and in autoimmune bile duct disease. ...Read more

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Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Yes there are many: Almost 80% of liver cancers are due to underlying chronic hepatitis b and hepatitis c virus infection. Other significant risk factors include cirrhosis and hereditary hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Is thinning haira sign of cancer or could it be from my fatty liver?

Is thinning haira sign of cancer or could it be from my fatty liver?

Probably neither: Thinning hair can be a sign of cancer, but a very late one. Typically before you get to this point you have lots of weight loss, pain, and nausea. Liver disease can contribute to hair loss, but not when you have fatty liver; more when you have the more serious disorder called cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for liver cancer?

Several: There is a some genetic preponderance, but lifestyle really has much more to do with it. Diseases such as viral hepatitis can increase the risk dramatically. Chronic alcohol abuse and cirrhosis also increase the risk. There are certain genetic diseases which then lead to liver cancer. Smoking also increases the risk. ...Read more

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Can liver cancer can cause coma?

Can liver cancer can cause coma?

Yes: Liver failure can happen if there is enough damage caused by cancer. Toxins such as ammonia can accumulate and a patient can develop confusion (encephalopathy) and ultimately coma and death. ...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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more