kind of cancer is going on the rise and you should make sure that you
have regular screenings in case you are at risk, as well as paying a
visit to the doctor if you show any liver cancer symptom.
First, know that liver cancer rates are increasing
cancer is quite rare, but it happened since the 1990s that the relative
risk has doubled rising from 3,5 to 6,5 percent per 100.000, and the
chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, Otis Brawley has
noted. It´s symptoms do not usually show until the cancer is at some
advanced stages, so it is important to make regular screenings and that
may be the key to survival rates. If we see someone with regular
screenings and it looks like cancer, we will be able to cure them,
opposite to the case when they have an advance disease that has spread
beyond the liver, said Doctor Ghassan Aboualfa, a medical oncologist at
the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. We do not want to see
patients with symptoms. Find out about the four risk factors and the
four symptoms that may give clue the signs of liver damage, and also
avoid these ways because you are secretly hurting the liver.
You’ve had hepatitis C
exist some characteristics that can put you at risk for liver cancer.
Some people who have history of the virus hepatitis C can develop
related liver cancer ten years after their diagnosis was made. CDS
recommended that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 get tested for this
virus. Most oft he American people in this age group have never been
screened, explained Doctor Brawley. There actually is some treatment
that may cure hepatitis C and therefore prevent liver cancer. You can be
having this liver disease and not know it.
You’ve had hepatitis B (or haven’t been vaccinated)
this one is not related to hepatitis C, it can also cause cancer. All
of the children in America get vaccinated when they are born, but there
are people who have not gotten this vaccination may be at risk for liver
cancer, Dr. Aboualfa noted. Every person who used to have hepatitis
should have some form of monitoring by a medical expert, and he also
recommends getting an ultrasound at least once a year in order to screen
for cancer in case you had either virus. Having a test done for protein
alfa fetoprotein in the blood may also be a sign to liver cancer, even
though it has been proven to be an accurate test. Maybe it is that you
are not realizing it, but third hand smoke can actually damage your
You hit the bottle hard (or used to)
alcohol is able to damage the liver cells which are replaced by scar
tissue and this one is an issue that may then lead to liver cancer, as
the American Cancer Society thinks. Be careful and pay some attention to
these signs you are binge drinking.
is some new driver of this cancer, and that is non-alcoholic fatty
liver disease, Doctor Abou-Alfa notes and the increase in liver cancer
associated with obesity and diabetes has been the main driver for many
years. Just because you are overweight does not mean you are at high
risk for liver cancer necessarily , Dr. Bawley explains. Many people in
the United Sates are obese and liver cancer is so rare, he added. The
more risk factors you have, the more concerned you should be, so you
should consult with your doctor. Try our ways to lose weight without a
lick of exercise.
You notice unusual abdominal pain
of persons with liver cancer experience some pain in the upper right of
their abdomen, says Dr. Brawley, and when he examines patients who are
asymptomatic, when he presses where the liver is, they say that that
hurts. Experiencing pain in this area does not necessarily mean liver
cancer, it may be from hepatitis, or pancreas problems, or gallbladder,
he noted. Here are the seven common stomach pains and what they mean.
You’re losing weight without trying
of appetite and weight loss is a common symptom of people with a lot of
different diseases, including a number of different cancers and
viruses, Dr. Brawley noted. Dropping on the scale might not be cancer,
but please make sure to tell your doctor if your other symptoms could be
linked with liver cancer.
There follow some other cancer symptoms men should never ignore and cancer signs omen shouldn’t overlook.
You feel full quickly
some excess fluid in the belly could cause you to feel full faster than
usual, Dr. Abou-Alfa says. Cancer always makes you lose your appetite.
Your eyes or skin are yellow
symptoms of jaundice could indicate liver cancer, and if you are
itching and have jaundice, it’s not a good story,” he told us. Jaundice
can also be a telltale symptom of pancreatic cancer.