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Liver Cancer Warning Signs: What to Look Out For

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 25-05-2023 Dr. Karthikeya T M, MD Internal Medicine
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A condition results from development of tumors in the liver cells. It causes jaundice, weight loss, stomach pain, tiredness and vomiting.


Symptoms include weight loss, stomach ache, and vomiting.

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The causes may be infections, hereditary and environmental factors.


Diagnosis involves laboratory tests and certain imaging tests to confirm the condition.

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Diagnosed by medical professional
  • Requires lab test or imaging
  • Can last several years or be lifelong
  • May be preventable by vaccine
  • Common for ages 50 and older
  • More common in males
  • May be dangerous or life threatening
  • Family history may increase likelihood
  • Urgent medical attention recommended


Treatment involves medications, therapies and surgeries.


Chemotherapy: Chemoembolization uses strong anti-cancer drugs directly to the liver to kill cancer cells.

Doxorubicin . 5-fluorouracil . Cisplatin


Radiation therapy: High-powered energy from X-rays and protons are used to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors.


Cryoablation: Cryoablation uses extreme cold temperature inside the body to destroy cancer cells.

Radioablation: By using extreme heat to destroy the cancer cells.

Percutaneous ethanol injection: Injecting pure alcohol into the tumor to kill cancer cells.

Hepatectomy: Surgical procedure to remove cancerous part of the liver.

Liver transplantation: Replacement of diseased liver with healthy liver from a donor.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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