Liver Cancer

Wyatt Schmon

What is Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is a condition that happens when normal cells in the liver become abnormal in appearance and behavior. And form a tumor inside of the liver.

What does Liver Cancer do

Symptoms

There are usually no symptoms but people can experience;

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Weight Loss
  • Yellow skin, or eyes

Causes

  • Scarring of the liver due to previous damage (cirrhosis)
  • Long term alcohol drinking
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis viruses
  • Smoking
  • Low immunity from HIV/AIDS or medicine
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes

Prevention methods

Ways to prevent Liver cancer are:

  • Treat or avoid hepatitis
  • Limit alcohol and tobacco intake
  • Healthy weight
  • Limit exposure to carcinogens
  • Treating inherited diseases

Treatment Options

Surgery

  • Liver transplant
  • Hepatectomy
Medical Procedures
  • Embolization
  • Radiofrequency ablation
Medications
  • Chemotherapy
Lifestyle Choices
  • Eat healthy
  • Excersize

How it is Diagnosed

Liver cancer is usually diagnosed through blood tests, but sometimes you may need imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan, or a MRI.
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