The liver is one of the most important organs of the human body. It is important in the sense that, literally all activities pass through the liver ranging from filtering of the blood from toxins and dangerous elements to regulation of blood sugar level and even aiding of digestion. The liver controls or atleast hugely controls alot of activities in the human body.
As an important organ of the human body, it is prone to alot of problems including growth of malignant cells otherwise referred to as cancer of the liver. Liver cancer often doesn't show signs or symptoms at the initial stages but at a much later stage but there are certain warning signs that should come as an indication that something is wrong with the liver and in this piece, we are going to have a look at some of the signs of liver cancer and when best to see a doctor.
What Are The Warning Sjgns Of Liver Cancer?
1. An Enlarged Liver That Feels Like Fullness under the Ribs On the Right Side; this is one of the signs of liver cancer. When the liver enlarges, it is often an indication that a person is suffering from liver cancer and the earlier you get diagnosed, the better for you.
2. Jaundice or Yellowing Of The Skin and Eyes; if a person is suffering from a liver related condition like cancer of the liver or fatty liver disease, such a person will start experiencing what is known as Jaundice. If your skin starts yellowing coupled with your eyes, it's one of the telltale signs that something is wrong with you.
3. Itching; a person suffering from liver cancer or any other severe liver issue would start feeling itchiness out of nowhere. This is one sign of liver cancer that shouldn't be taken for granted. I'd you start feeling the urge to scratch and scratch, do well to see a doctor especially if it's for no clear or evident reason. Reason being that it is one of the serious signs of liver cancer that everyone should be ware of.
4. Feeling Very Full After a Small Meal; this is another sign of liver cancer though it can also be signs of many other diseases but if you start getting full way more faster than you used to, do well to see a doctor.
Some other signs of liver cancer are;
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Swelling of the abdomen caused by fluid buildup.
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