Liver Cancer

About- Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer and primary hepatic cancer, is cancer that starts in the cells of the liver
 
Main types
Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma) - It develops in the hepatocytes, the predominant liver cells
Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) - It develops in the small, tube-like bile ducts in the liver
Liver Angiosarcoma- It begins in the blood vessels of the liver
Hepatoblastoma
 
Symptoms-
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain (upper portion), tenderness
  • Appetite loss
  • Back pain
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Enlarged liver
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling full after a small meal
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Weakness
  • White stools
Causes-
It occurs due to gene mutation but why this mutation takes place that is not clear.
 
Risk factors
  • Cirrhosis of liver
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive alcoholism
  • Exposure to aflatoxins
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Obesity
  • Wilson's disease
 Specialists to visit
  • Hepatologist
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Transplant Surgeon
  • Interventional Radiologist
  • General Surgeon
  • Oncologist
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://liverfoundation.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org
https://www.cancer.ca

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