Liver Cancer Symptoms

During its early development, liver cancer may cause no signs or symptoms. Even when there are symptoms, they are fairly discreet, and can usually go unnoticed for a long period of time. In most cases, the cancer is discovered incidentally during an examination done for another medical condition or during regular check up to monitor a cirrhosis.

When symptoms finally emerge, liver cancer tends to cause pain in the upper right of the abdomen and sometimes presence of a palpable mass in the abdomen, just below the rib cage. As the disease worsens, the following symptoms can occur:

  • fever
  • nausea
  • weakness
  • difficulty breathing
  • loss of appetite
  • bloating
  • chronic fatigue
  • dark urine
  • gray stool
  • abnormal weight loss
  • yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes.

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