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Symptoms of Liver cancer

Symptoms of Liver cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of liver cancer can vary among individuals. There are generally no symptoms until liver cancer has developed to an advanced stage. When symptoms do appear, they can be vague and very similar to other diseases, disorders and conditions. These symptoms can include weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, and bloating, and fever. There may also be pain in the right upper area of the abdomen that radiates to the right back or right shoulder. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, may occur....more about Liver cancer »

Symptoms of Liver cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Liver cancer includes the 35 symptoms listed below:

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Liver cancer: Symptom Checkers

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Liver cancer: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Liver cancer: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Liver cancer: Medical Mistakes

Liver cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Liver cancer?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Liver cancer:

Liver cancer is sometimes called a "silent disease" because in an early stage it often does not cause symptoms. But, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen on the right side; the pain may extend to the back and shoulder

  • Swollen abdomen (bloating)

  • Weight loss

  • Loss of appetite and feelings of fullness

  • Weakness or feeling very tired

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Yellow skin and eyes, and dark urine from jaundice

  • Fever

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Liver Cancer: NCI)

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Liver cancer: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Liver cancer: Age at diagnosis varies widely according to geographic distribution. In the United States and Europe, the median age at diagnosis is 65 years. Hepatocellular carcinoma is rarely diagnosed in persons younger than 40 years. In Africa and Asia, age at diagnosis is substantially younger, occurring in the fourth and fifth decades of life.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Liver cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Liver cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Liver cancer signs or Liver cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Liver cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Liver cancer symptoms.


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