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Liver cancer Information
Liver cancer Information

As a cancer caused by abnormal growth of liver cells, liver cancer is classified into primary liver cancer and metastatic liver cancer. The former originates in the patients' liver and is common in tropics such as coastal areas of China, Hong Kong, Guangxi, Taiwan and Vietnam. The latter is the result of metastasis from tumors in other organs such as large intestine, pancreas, stomach, lung, etc..

Liver cancer
Liver cancer symptoms
Liver cancer
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight without any reason
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal distension caused by ascites
  • Pain in upper abdomen and right shoulder
Liver cancer risk factors
Liver cancer risk factors
  • Hepatitis, such as hepatitis B/C
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Intake of toxic chemicals
  • Heavy alcohol use for a long time
  • Long-term exposure to environmental pollutants (eg. PVC)
Liver cancer
  • X-ray and ultrasound scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver biopsy

Surgical excision, ablation therapy, radioembolization and liver transplant.

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