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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