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Liver Cancer Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Adult Liver Cancer


Updated June 05, 2014

Symptoms of liver cancer
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Like many types of cancers, liver cancer does not usually cause any symptoms in the early stages. As the disease progresses, liver cancer symptoms begin to appear, prompting one to seek medical attention. Due to the delayed onset of symptoms, liver cancer is often diagnosed in an advanced stage.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer

  • jaundice (condition that causes the yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • unintentional weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • pain and/or discomfort on the right side of the abdomen
  • pain or discomfort that occurs in the right shoulder blade area

Other liver cancer symptoms that may be experienced are fever, general fatigue that is not relieved with rest, and nausea and/or vomiting. Symptoms can appear separately or together.

These liver cancer symptoms can be nonspecific --if you have them, they do not exactly pinpoint liver cancer. However, they do alert your doctor that your liver and how it is functioning may need to be evaluated.
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