Liver Cancer Symptoms : keep this precious organ healthy
The cause of liver cancer symptoms is unknown, but contributing factors include chronicliver disease, viral hepatitis
especially hepatitis B and C), hemochromatosis, known hepatic (liver) carcinogens, and toxins (mycotoxins) found in foods in parts of Africa and Asia. The incidence is about 4 in 10,000 people.
Liver cancer symptoms
- Abdominal pain or tenderness, particularly in the right-upper quadrant
- Enlarged abdomen
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Jaundice (a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes)
Treatment of liver cancer
Aggressive surgery or liver transplantation may be successful in treating small or slow-growing tumors if they are diagnosed
early. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are not usually effective but may be used to shrink large tumors so that surgery has a greater chance of success.
The usual outcome is poor, because only 10% to 20% of tumors can be removed completely using surgery. If the cancer cannot be
completely removed, the liver cancer symptoms are usually fatal within 3 to 6 months.
Complications may occur in the form of gastrointestinal bleeding , liver failure and spread (metastasis) of the cancer.
The liver is a crucial organ
Amongst all of our organs the importance of the heart is predominant. But let me tell you that the biological actions of the
liver are more important. Liver has a direct impact on our digestive system, the purity of our blood, the richness of our
memory and the strenght of our muscles. A tired liver will reduce the effectiveness of the liver functions and increase the
risk of disease.
I do not pretend I have a solution to prevent liver cancer symptoms but I know the importance of maintaining our liver
healthy. How ? By feeding it with quality nutrients, fresh fruits and vegetables and supplementing with essential vitamins
and minerals. It is quite a simple plan ... but sometimes difficult to follow. At the bare minimum, keeping your liver in
good shape will not increase the risk of liver cancer symptoms and may help fight against them.
Liver cancer symptoms : learn how to improve liver functioning
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