Symptoms and Treatment Options (Men)
cancer is a very serious and potentially life threatening disease.
Since this type of cancer tends to be much more common in men, it is very important to understand liver cancer
symptoms in men in order to help to diagnose the progression of the disease in its earliest
It has been
found that men are much more likely to develop liver cancer than women. There are other risk factors which affect the likelihood of developing this
disease. For example if a person has suffered from the hepatitis B
virus, the risk of developing liver cancer is greater. Other risk
factors include exposure to chemicals like polyvinyl chloride. In
addition men who abuse alcohol and eventually develop scarring or cirrhosis of the liver is definitely at
greater risk of developing this kind of cancer.
Here are some common
symptoms of liver cancer which tends to affect men. They can
difficulties. As liver cancer develops, it can
affect different biochemical processes in the body.
The genital area is very sensitive to these changes and can cause erectile dysfunction. If you
experience these problems, it may be due to a variety of other problems but get it checked out
Men who have developed liver cancer
may find that their breasts increase in size well beyond that of normal swelling. They may also become painful to the touch. This type of symptom is not often seen in any other kinds of diseases
so anyone experiencing this problem should seek medical attention immediately.
A common sign of liver cancer is
blood in the urine. The urine will appear very dark and
further medical assistance is warranted.
In some cases advanced cancer in the
liver can cause it to spread to other organs including the testicles. So if the testicles become swollen and painful, this can be
indicative of a larger problem. So get it checked
Other common symptoms of liver
cancer which can affect both men and women can include unexplained weight loss; a loss of appetite; pain in the abdominal area; jaundiced skin;
persistent fever, nausea, fatigue, irritability, and vomiting. And while these may be due to other problems, they nevertheless
should be investigated further.
If you see
your doctor concerning any of these symptoms, he will most likely perform a physical test to assess the
situation. He may then arrange for a number of tests including
blood tests, chemical analysis, or a biopsy to examine the tissue of a potentially affected area.
If a positive
diagnosis made, different treatment options may be pursued depending on the stage of the cancer and the overall
health of the patient. As indicated earlier, it is very important
to try to identify and diagnose the presence of liver cancer in its earliest stages. The treatment for liver cancer which is small or localized is usually very
effective. However progression to a later stage of liver cancer can
be very difficult to treat and tends to have a poor long term prognosis.