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How Does Liver Cancer Kill You
Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...Read more
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
May aspects: Cancers in general and stomach cancers in particular spread to other organs, e.g., liver and impair their function. Person may bleed from stomach cancer. Disseminated cancers cause cachexia and predispose the person to infections. Inability to eat and digest food causes malnutrition and inanition. Cancer may spread to lungs, brain bones etc and contribute to multi-organ failure. ...Read more
Spread : Common sites are liver and peritoneal cavity leading to ascites, jaundice, liver failure. Obstructed bile ducts and invasion into coeliac neural plexus can cause agonizing pain. Cancers of the head and pancreatic neck may differ from ampulla or pancreatic tail. The latter have longer survival and somewhat better prognosis. ...Read more
Revenge with suiside: In body every cell has a function receives its quota of nutrients, o2, will not obstruct or damage the next cell , growth is controlled. Cancer cell does exactly opposite, serves no useful purposes, by rapid uncontrollable growth blocks the function of other organs, chokes every adjacent tissue depletes all available nutrients , host is now no longer able to sustain , death results.. ...Read more
We don't know. : Metastatic spread of liver cancer (hcc) usually occurs late in the course of the disease. The larger the tumor, the more likely it has spread outside the liver. Likewise the chance of metastasis increases with increased tumor number. But these correlations are not perfect so we sometimes see large or numerous tumors that have not spread and small, single tumors that have. ...Read more
Nobody knows: and further, there seem to be effects of THC, the major psychoactive compound in marijuana, and also of cannabidiol (CBD) which is not psychoactive. These effects have been shown in tissue culture and animal studies, but there are no human studies of which I am aware that indicates that it is such effects in people. Endocannabinoid receptors are found in many tissues, including cancer cells. ...Read more
Why?: The answer depends on the type of tumor, stage at which it is present and whether there are metastases. Why wait to see how long you will live? Go get yourself examined properly. If it is early and still left untreated one can live for years or if advanced may only have survival in terms of months. Early diagnosis and treatment is best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slowly.: Cancer cells are damaged cells that can't stop reproducing. So they keep multiplying and don't stop. These cells also create a blood supply that feeds them all the nutrients you eat. Sometimes they spread to other areas of the body and keep multiplying and feeding off your food. Eventually your body doesn't get most of the nutrients and slowly dies while the cancer grows by stealing food. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more
What is Cancer?: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a part of the body, with the potential for spread locally or to distant locations, causing dysfunction or organ failure and, ultimately, death. Any cancer increases the risk for blood clots, which can flow to the lungs and kill a patient (pulmonary embolism). Cancers tend to deprive a patient of nutrients, damaging the immune system, increasing infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: There are different cell types and growth rates( called doubling times)! the small cell, undifferentiated as an example is very fast and most folks die within a year(?Or 2). Some of the squamous cancers are slower and may be quite large and asymptomatic even when large. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organ failure: Spread of cancer from its original site to other sites is considered incurable and depending on the age at diagnosis, will most liekly take one's life. When a cancer spreads to a vital organ like the liver, lungs, or brain either the growth of the tumor taking over normal liver, lung, or brain function will contribute to death or the need to continue to take chemotherapy will effect organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung Cancer : The complications of lung cancer include malignant cachexia ( debilitating wasting), pneumonia, metastatic disease to the brain or other organs, and collapse of the lung, among other complications. Infection and metastatic disease are often the terminal complications. Your oncologist can provide specific guidance and recommend palliative care to relieve the worst symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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