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Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is a malignancy that originates in the liver or has spread to the liver from another site in the body.

Symptoms – Include a tenderness or noticeable lump in the upper right abdomen, a yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), a low fever, weight loss or loss of appetite, or swelling in the abdomen.

Causes – Cancer that originates in the liver usually follows a long term condition such as cirrhosis or types of hepatitis.

Diagnosis – Observation of aforementioned symptoms, physical exam, lab tests including blood work, biopsy, MRI or CT scans, x-ray, or ultrasound may be needed for diagnosis.

Treatment – Use of prescription drugs to fight the cancer, or pain relievers such as acetaminophen may be used to control pain and discomfort. Transplant may be an option.