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Sign Of Liver Cancer

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Liver Cancer is cancer that occurs in liver. Liver Is Largest Glandular Organ In Body And Performs Various Critical Functions To Keep Body Free Of Toxins And Harmful Substances. It is located in right upper quadrant of abdomen, right below ribs. Liver Is Responsible For Producing Bile, Which Is Substance That Helps You Digest Fats, Vitamins, And Other Nutrients. This vital organ also stores nutrients such as glucose, so that you remain nourished at times you are not eating. It also breaks medications and toxins. When cancer develops in liver, it destroys liver cells and interferes with ability of liver to function normally. Liver Cancer is classified as primary or secondary. Primary Liver Cancer begins in cells of liver. Secondary Liver Cancer develops when cancer cells from another organ spread to liver. Unlike other cells in body, cancer cells can break away from their primary site, or where cancer begin. Cells travel to other areas of body through bloodstream or lymphatic system. Cancer cells eventually collect in another body organ begin to grow there. This article focuses primary Liver Cancer. If you had cancer in another organ before you developed Liver Cancer, PLEASE see article about Liver metastasis to learn more about secondary Liver Cancer.

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Overview

Liver Cancer is cancer that begins in cells your liver. Your liver is football - size organ that sits in upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach. Several types of cancer can form in liver. Most Common Type Of Liver Cancer Is Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Which Begins In Main Type Of Liver Cell. Other types of Cancer, such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma, are much less common. Cancer that spreads to liver is more common than cancer that begins in liver cells. Cancer that begins in another area of body such as colon, lung or breast and then spreads to liver is called metastatic Cancer rather than Liver Cancer. This type of cancer is named after organ in which it begins, such as metastatic colon Cancer to describe cancer that begins in colon and spreads to liver.

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Symptoms

Unintentional weight loss might be welcomed by some, but when not related to change in diet or exercise, it always deserves visit to doctor. Unexplained weight loss is defined as loss of 5 percent of body weight or more over six - to 12 - month period without trying. Example would be 200 - pound man losing 10 pounds over period of six months without changing in habits. Rapid and unexpected weight gain is also possible sign of liver cancer. This usually occurs due to rapid build - up of fluid in abdomen.

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