Once liver cancer has been identified and properly placed, it is very important to choose the right type of liver treatment plan to determine the extent of the cancer. Obviously, this is an important decision that will require a lot of time and thought.
Liver cancer begins with tumor formation. Tumors occur when liver cells, hepatocytes, bile duct cells, or cells lining the blood vessels in the liver, multiply uncontrollably. Liver cancer prohibition can be further classified as primary or secondary cancer.
Liver cancer occurs when cancer cells outside the liver begin to spread. This type of cancer is also known as metastatic cancer. Primary liver cancer usually causes secondary cancer as is metastatic liver cancer fatal.
Other causes can include colon cancer, advanced breast cancer, kidney cancer and lung cancer, etc. Cancer begins in organs such as the stomach, large intestine, or pancreas and spreads to the liver along with the blood flowing from these organs to the liver. Cancer can also spread through the lymphatic system.
Symptoms in the early stages of cancer may not be obvious. In advanced stages, symptoms such as fever, fatigue and weakness, loss of appetite or weight loss occur. With secondary cancer, symptoms include an enlarged spleen, lethargy, and abdominal discomfort or nausea.
Treatment for liver cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, PDT, radiosurgery, or immunotherapy.