How common is liver cancer?

Depends on geography. And cancer type. Primary liver cancer is not common in the usa, but it is the most frequent cancer in areas with high prevalence of hepatitis b infection. If metastatic liver cancers are included, then liver cancer is common even in the usa.

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How common is liver or colon cancer at age 20? Never smoke or drink, very fit and otherwise healthy. Male.

Rare. Unless you have a familial hereditary colon ployposis or other increased risk factors, colon cancer would be rare. Liver cancer is even more rare in us unless you have liver cirrhosis or exposure to hepatitis virus. Read more...

What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

There may be none. Liver cancer may not cause any symptoms. Some that can develop are pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and jaundice (skin turning yellow). Read more...
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...

How common is it for somebody to get liver cancer?

Not common. There are essentially 2 types of liver cancer, hepatoma (HCC, malignant liver cells) and cholangiocarcinoma (from the bile duct cells). They are both uncommon in the USA but more common in certain parts of Asia. Risk factors HCC include, hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis (whether alcohol related or not), exposure to aflatoxin (toxin released from certain mold fungus). Read more...

How common is for a 18 year old to get liver cancer?

Liver cancer. It is extremely uncommon so much so that in 50 years of practice I have never seen a case. Read more...

I feel my left side rib more than my other rib? I was wondering if liver cancer is common to young adults?

Ribs. It is NOT liver cancer which I have never heard of in your age . Your ribs are very seldom exactly even so I would not worry about this. Read more...
Liver. no it is not common, and the liver is under your right side rib cage not your left. Read more...
No.. Your liver is on the Rt side. Cancer is rare.......more with hepatitis B/C,Alcohol. Lt side is more with constipation. Read more...
No. Feeling the left rib is more prominent than the right has nothing to do with the liver. The liver is on the right side and when enlarged is felt as an extension of the liver below the lower rib cage. Liver cancer as a primary is secondary to cirrhosis from alcohol or Hep C. Metastatic tumors from bowel or lung not found at your age. If persistent rib should be examined for chondroma. Read more...

What is liver cancer?

HCC. There are many types of cancers that can develop in or spread to the liver. The most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma and it is usually the type referred to when someone talks about "liver cancer". Read more...
Cancer. Liver cancer is an uncontrolled growth of liver cells due to disregulation of the mechanisms which control cell reproduction. It can be caused by chronic inflammation of the liver due to chronic infections, alcoholism, or chronic use of medications which adversely affect the liver. Read more...

Is liver cancer painful?

Not usually. Liver cancer is usually not painful. The condition that leads to liver cancer (chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis) can cause vague pain in the right upper quadrant of the belly. Most liver cancer is picked up in asymptomatic patients by lab tests or by scans. Occasionally a patient will have painless yellowing of the skin due to liver cancer. Read more...