- cancer symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Enlarged liver
- Back pain
Liver Cancer - Overview
Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. Some cancers develop outside the liver and spread to the area, but the cancers that start in the liver are only described as liver cancer. In liver cancer, normal cells in the liver become abnormal in appearance and behavior. The cancer cells can then become destructive to adjacent normal tissues and can spread both to other areas of the liver and to organs outside of the liver.
Liver Cancer Causes and Treatment
The exact cause of liver cancer is not known but, most cases are linked to scarring of the liver, also referred to as cirrhosis. People suffering from hepatitis B and C have a significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer than other healthy individuals, as both forms of the disease can result in cirrhosis. Other risk factors for liver cancer development include Type 2 diabetes, Family history, Heavy alcohol use, Long-term exposure to aflatoxins, Low immunity, Obesity, and Smoking.