Thursday, 6 July 2017

Do you know? About 6,00000 People Dies From Liver Cancer in Every Year

Liver cancer is an uncommon type of cancer, constituting to less than 2 % of all cancer cases.  Although there are many types of cancers that affects the liver, only those that originates in the liver cells are considered as liver cancer. The other types are of cancer are those that spreads to the liver from other organs. They are named as metastatic or secondary cancer.

Liver is a significant organ in our body contributing to the breaking down of food and absorption of nutrients with the production of bile. It also helps in cleaning up of toxins, metabolism and the production of blood clotting proteins.
Cancer, irrespective of its form is considered with a lot of fear, given its vicious death rate. However, with proper and early detection and treatment from a qualified and skilled doctor, it is treatable. Dr.NP Kamalesh, who is the best gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon in cochin has a proven track record in identifying and treatment of wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, including liver cancer.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer
Liver cancer does not usually manifest any symptoms in its initial stages. However some of the symptoms associated with liver cancer are as follows: -
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unintentional and unexplained weightloss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Increased tiredness and fatigue
  • Jaundice like discoloration and appearance in eyes and skin
  • Chalky, white stools
Causes of Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is known to develop when the liver cells undergo changes in their DNA. This causes them to multiply uncontrollably leading to tumour formation. Conditions such as chronic HBV or HBC infections, cirrhosis, excessive alcohol consumption and so on are known to increase the risk or probability for liver cancer.

Diagnosis and Treatment
Liver cancer can be diagnosed with the help of blood tests, imaging tests and biopsy tests. These help in detecting abnormalities in liver functions, presence of tumours and also for confirming the presence of cancer cells.
The treatment of liver cancer is mainly dependent on its stage, age and overall health of the patient and other preferences. Surgery is adopted usually in cases where the cancerous growth is small. In cases where the cancer is coupled with other diseases that deteriorate the liver condition, liver transplant is preferred. 





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