GI Problems FAQs

Liver Cancer


What is Liver Cancer?
Liver Cancer is the growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver.

What causes Liver Cancer?

  • Cirrhosis
  • Long term hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

What are the symptoms of Liver Cancer?
Signs and symptoms of liver cancer tend not to be felt or noticed until the cancer is well advanced.

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • White, chalky stools

How is liver cancer diagnosed?
Liver cancer can be diagnosed by a physical examination or by imaging tests. To confirm a diagnosis of liver cancer, physicians may use blood tests, ultrasound tests, computer tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance (MRI), and angiograms. Your physician may also have to perform a liver biopsy.

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