Liver Cancer is cancer that originates in the cells of the liver. The liver is an organ situated in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. It is one of the major organs responsible for removing toxins from the body. Liver Cancer is common in Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. In the early stages, most patients may not have any specific symptoms.
Early stage Liver Cancer may not produce any signs. As the cancer advances to a later stage, it may produce the following symptoms:
If you present with one or more of the above symptoms, your doctor will try to find out if it is caused by Liver Cancer or something else. You may be asked to do one or more of the following tests.
People at risk of Liver Cancer include:
There are different treatments available for Liver Cancer depending on the stage of the cancer as well as the health of your liver. Treatment options may include:
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy