Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Liver Cancer Treatment in Kochi

Liver is a vital organ sits on the right side of the belly that performs many functions in the human body including making proteins and blood clotting factors, glycogen synthesis, manufacturing triglycerides and cholesterol and bile production. An average adult liver weighs about three pounds. Different diseases can occur in the liver like Hepatitis, Cirrhosis (Scarring), Cancers and damage by medications or toxins.

Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is a condition where abnormal cells are generated in the liver which will shows an abnormal behaviour. The cancer cells can then spread both to other areas of the liver and to organs outside the liver.

Liver cancer can be caused by number of reasons. Most chronic liver diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis scars the liver and increases the risk for liver cancer. Factors like environmental, dietary, or lifestyle may also cause liver cancer.

Liver Cancer Treatment in Kochi

Signs and Symptoms

In most cases, primary liver cancer don’t show any sign and symptoms in the early stages. Some of the symptoms includes
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Upper abdominal pain 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Abdominal swelling 
  • General weakness and fatigue 
  • White, chalky stools 
  • Yellow discoloration of your skin and whites of your eyes 
Diagnosis and Treatment procedure

Number of tests and procedures are available for diagnosing liver cancer. Some of them includes
  • Blood tests - Blood test may reveal liver function abnormalities 
  • Imaging tests - Image testing such as ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI 
  • Liver Biopsy - Doctor may remove a piece of liver tissue for laboratory testing in order to make a definitive diagnosis of liver cancer. 
Treatment procedures for liver cancer
  • Surgery - If the cancerous tumors are relatively small in size, surgery is adopted. 
  • Liver Transplant - A cancer infected liver is replaced with a healthier liver from another person. 
  • Radiation Therapy - Powerful radiation rays are used for destroying or eliminating cancerous cells. 
  • Chemotherapy - usually a medicine given away to patients infected with any form of cancer, in order to kill cancer cells. 
  • Ablation Therapy - Doctor uses heat, lasers or inject a type of alcohol or acid, into the liver affected blood stream 

Dr N.P Kamalesh a well known Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon offers advanced Liver Cancer Treatment in Kochi.

Mail Us : gastrosurgeoncochin@gmail.com



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