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8 Silent Signs Of Liver Cancer You Should Not Ignore

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You hit the bottle hard (or used to)

Heavy alcohol is able to damage the liver cells which are replaced by scar tissue and this one is an issue that  may then lead to liver cancer, as the American Cancer Society thinks. Be careful and pay some attention to these signs you are binge drinking.

You’re obese

There is some new driver of this cancer, and that is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Doctor Abou-Alfa notes and the increase in liver cancer associated with obesity and diabetes has been the main driver for many years. Just because you are overweight  does not mean you are at high risk for liver cancer necessarily , Dr. Bawley explains. Many people in the United Sates are obese and liver cancer is so rare, he added. The more risk factors you have, the more concerned you should be, so you should consult with your doctor. Try our ways to lose weight without a lick of exercise.

You notice unusual abdominal pain

Most of persons with liver cancer experience some pain in the upper right of their abdomen, says Dr. Brawley, and when he examines patients who are asymptomatic, when he presses where the liver is, they say that that hurts. Experiencing pain in this area does not necessarily mean liver cancer, it may be from hepatitis, or pancreas problems, or gallbladder, he noted. Here are the seven common stomach pains and what they mean.

You’re losing weight without trying

Loss of appetite and weight loss is a common symptom of people with a lot of different diseases, including a number of different cancers and viruses, Dr. Brawley noted. Dropping  on the scale might not be cancer, but please make sure to tell your doctor if your other symptoms could be linked with liver cancer. There follow some other cancer symptoms men should never ignore and cancer signs women shouldn’t overlook.

You feel full quickly

Having some excess fluid in the belly could cause you to feel full faster than usual, Dr. Abou-Alfa says. Cancer always makes you lose your appetite.

Your eyes or skin are yellow

These symptoms of jaundice could indicate liver cancer, and if you are itching and have jaundice, it’s not a good story,” he told us. Jaundice can also be a telltale symptom of pancreatic cancer.

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