|Known risk factors that may contribute to the development of liver cancer.
Paul. Men are more often sick with liver cancer than women. Perhaps this is due to the large consumption of alcohol.
Some diseases of the liver. Chronic infection (hepatitis B or C) is a very significant risk factor. There are also certain genetic conditions that increase the likelihood o... Read more »
|Liver cancer in children - a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the liver.
Liver - one of the largest organs in our body. It consists of four parts, and is located in the upper right abdomen under the rib. The liver performs many important functions, these include:
Cleansing the blood of harmful substances and their subsequent excretion in the stool or urine.
Production of bile ... Read more »
|How can I prevent liver cancer?
- If there is a likelihood of contracting hepatitis B by vaccination against the disease.
- Moderately drink alcohol.
- If you work with chemicals that cause liver cancer, follow the safety rules to avoid unwanted contact with these substances.
- Before starting the use of iron supplements, consult your doctor to make sure that they really want.
- Do not use anabolic steroid... Read more »
Radical treatment of liver cancer is still an unresolved problem, and only at isolated sites of small size can not perform their surgical removal (resection... Read more »
|Initially suggest the diagnosis on the basis of complaints and inspection of the patient, palpation and percussion of the liver, laboratory tests (increase in bilirubin in the blood and urobilin in the urine).
In recent years great importance in the diagnosis of neoplastic lesions of the liver is a liver ultrasound (U.S.). With its wide availability, it provides a detailed view of the liver structure, with a high degree of certainty to identify nodules in it... Read more »
|In the initial stages of cancer there is a general malaise, and various diarrheal disorders (anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting), feeling of heaviness in the right upper quadrant, dull aching pain and fever. , General weakness, weight loss (85%) and anemia.
A few weeks later at t... Read more »
|Cancer of the liver contributes to chronic viral hepatitis B (80% of patients with hepatoma). The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in carriers of the virus increases 200 times (in male carriers of it is higher than for women).
Cirrhosis of the liver (especially large-unit form) show approximately 60-90% of patients with hepatoma.
Cancer of the liver contribute to hemochromatosis (excessive iron content in the body), her chronic disease: hepatitis, gall... Read more »
|Liver cancer can be primary, that is emitted from the cells of the hepatic structures, and secondary - the expansion of secondary metastatic liver tumor nodules of cancer cells listed in the liver from other organs at their primary tumor lesion. Metastatic liver tumor register up to 20 times more frequently than the primary. The liver is one of the most commonly affects metastatic organ that is connected with its function in the body and blood supply of the relevant... Read more »
|Of the primary malignant tumors of the liver is most common and accounts for 90% of all primary malignant tumors of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct hepatocellular (hepatocellular) cancer.
On the basis of experimental, molecular genetic and epidemiological data, identified risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, is: