Liver Cancer : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Liver Cancer : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Liver Cancer?

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Cancer starts when cells grow abnormally in any part of the body. Cancer can spread in other areas of the body. Cancer that starts in the liver is called primary liver cancer. The cells of liver changes in appearance and behaviour. These cancer cells can destroy adjacent normal tissues also and spread into other areas of liver and organs outside of the liver.

The cancer cells that develop in normal cells of the liver is called hepatocellular carcinoma and cancer which starts in ducts of the liver is called cholangiocarcinoma.

Factors responsible for liver cancer are:

Chronic viral hepatitis (Hep-B or Hep-C) – liver treatment in pune


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Inherited metabolic diseases

Heavy alcohol use


Type 2 diabetes

Exposure to Vinyl chloride and thorium dioxide (Thorotrast)

Anabolic steroids

Tobacco use

Symptoms of liver cancer:

liver cancer treatment in puneUsually, symptoms of liver cancer are not noticed in the first stage. But if any of the symptoms are noticed you should visit the liver specialist immediately. The doctor can help you in selecting the best treatment option. It is helpful to treat liver cancer. The most common symptoms of liver cancer are:

Weight loss

Nausea or vomiting

Increased size of the liver

Swelling in abdomen


Loss of appetite

How to reduce the risk of liver cancer

Get vaccinated for hepatitis B infection

Check for hepatitis C infection

Avoid consumption of alcohol in excess

Treatment for Liver Cancer:

Treatment of liver cancer depends on what per cent of the liver is affected by cancer, whether it is spread in surrounding areas and patients preferences. When cancer is detected in early stage and patients liver works normally then treatment is given to eliminate cancer. Whereas when liver cancer is detected in later stages and the liver does not work normally then the treatment is given to reduce the growth of cancer and symptoms to improve quality of life. Therefore it is very important to take the advice of a liver specialist.

If you are looking for the best Liver specialist in Pune, you can contact Dr Bipin Vibhute. He has huge experience in this field.

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