Cancer is one of the biggest public health concerns today. It can reach any organ, so it's important for people to be aware of the signals the body gives. In some species, the disease is mild and, until the patient has found it, may be late.
Between 2011 and 2015, there were more than 44,000 deaths in Brazil in Brazil, one of the main causes of the fatal outcome being a late diagnosis. Unfortunately, most cases are discovered late in the country. These data were published in a cancer study. The research aimed to study the current scenario of the country.
A malignant liver tumor is a type of cancer that originates from the cells that form the organ and is usually a very aggressive disease. Some symptoms end up appearing only when the disease is at an advanced stage. Signs include lack of appetite, abdominal pain, swollen stomach, itching of the skin, nausea, yellow eyes and weakening for no apparent reason.
People who suffer from liver fat, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, those who use anabolic steroids or have a chronic infection with hepatitis B or C are more likely to get the disease. Alcohol consumption is also a risk factor. Cases of sclerosing cholangitis or ulcerative colitis also tend to develop a malignant liver tumor.
For cancer detection, it is necessary to perform imaging examinations in the abdominal region, ie. tomography or ultrasound. These tests can detect the presence of nodules in the organ. However, it is important to note that not every type of cyst or nodule is a sign of cancer. Only the doctor is able to analyze whether there is a risk.
If a professional discovers any suspicious changes, a biopsy will be done to check if he has any liver cancer. Therefore, it is ideal to know how to identify the signs of the disease early. Below are some signs of liver cancer.
Symptoms include bloating of the stomach, unmotivated weakening, poor appetite, extreme fatigue, nausea, itching of the skin, yellow eyes and skin. These signs usually appear when the disease is at a later stage of the disease.
Early diagnosis is ideal because late-stage cancer can greatly reduce a patient's chances of treatment. So be aware of the signals the body gives and when in doubt always seek professional help.