News ID: 209523
Published: 0336 GMT February 06, 2018

Liver cancer symptoms

Liver cancer symptoms
Liver cancer symptoms: Stomach pain could be a sign of condition.

Liver cancer symptoms can include stomach pains, vomiting and general weakness. The number of cases have more than doubled since the early 1990s.

Liver cancer is a rare condition that’s linked to damage and scarring of the liver, known as cirrhosis, according to

Several types of cancer can form in the liver, but hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type.

Signs and symptoms of the disease are difficult to spot to begin with, said the National Health Service (NHS).

It said, “Symptoms of liver cancer are often vague and don't appear until the cancer is at an advanced stage.

“Visit your GP if you notice any of the symptoms.

“They're more likely to be the result of a more common condition, such as an infection, but it's best to have them checked.”

Liver cancer symptoms include unintentional weight loss, and feeling very full after eating - even if the meal was small.

Loss of appetite, vomiting, and a painful swelling in the tummy may also be signs of the cancer.

Other liver cancer symptoms include a yellowing of the skin and having itchy skin.

It’s not exactly clear what causes most cases of liver cancer.

But, chronic infection with certain hepatitis viruses can lead to the cancer, scientists have revealed.

You’re more likely to develop the disease if you also have diabetes, cirrhosis, and some liver diseases.

Maintaining a healthy weight will also lower your risk of the cancer.

You can also lower your chances of liver cancer by exercising regularly, the NHS said.

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