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Liver cancer


Liver is the biggest organ of the human body. It is of the size of a small football. Liver cancer is a condition in which all the cells of the human liver start multiplying in an abnormal manner. The liver cells are called hepatocytes and hence the liver cancer is called hepatic cancer as well. The cancerous liver cell become destructive and adversely affects the body. The main function of the liver is the formation and storage of bile and removal of waste products from the blood and readying them for excretion. But the diseased liver is not able to do the function properly. Not all the cancer affecting liver are called liver cancers rather cancer starting in liver cells is called liver cancer.

Causes of liver cancer

Like other cancers liver cancer can also be primary and secondary. Primary liver cancer occur by damaged liver, that liver damaged by birth defects , alcohol, drug abuse and chronic infection like hepatitis B and C. Sometime the fatty liver disease is also responsible for liver cancer. The people above 55 year of age are at great risk of liver cancer. Other liver diseases like cirrhosis of liver, Asian, Hispanic ethnicity, hemochromattasis are the causes of liver cancer.

Symptoms of liver cancer

There can be a number of symptoms related to liver cancer. It can include weight loss, loss of appetite, feeling very full even after small meals, nausea, vomiting, enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, pain in the abdomen, swelling , itching, jaundice etc. people can suffer from chronic hepatitis. Once you have these symptoms you should understand that it is high time to rush to the hospital. There can be hormonal problems as well. One can also have swelling in feet legs and even the whole body that is anasarca.


There are many tests for detecting liver cancer and confirming the same as well. Blood tests are done for alpha-fetoprotein which is elevated during liver cancer. There are other lab tests that include des gamma carboxyl prothrombin which are also elevated in liver cancer patients. Ct scan, MRI and ultra sound also confirms the diagnosis of liver cancer. Once these tests are confirmed biopsy is done to confirm the finalize he diagnosis.


The treatment for liver cancer uses a multidisciplinary approach. It includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sometime s depending on the stage of cancer liver transplantation is also the choice of treatment. The main options include chemotherapy by hepatic artery infusion, sofraneb therapy. Adjunct therapies are also used at times to relieve pain and other symptoms.

Why India for liver cancer treatment?

India has good hospitals with multiple specialties. We have a number of onco and hepatic surgeons who have hands on experience in this area. Patients are always first choice for the whole medical team. Not only is this the treatment being provided at a cost effective rate. We at united med tour help people and arrange their meeting with the doctors in the related hospital. So if you are looking for such kind of help just call us.

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