Symptoms

Liver cancer is sometimes called a silent disease because there are often no symptoms in its early stages. Symptoms usually appear once the cancer has advanced. Common signs of liver cancer include:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen on the right side, which you may also feel in your back and shoulder
  • Swollen or bloated abdomen
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite and a feeling of fullness after small meals
  • Weakness or feeling very tired
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Jaundice, whose symptoms include yellow skin and eyes and dark urine
  • Fever

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. These symptoms are not necessarily signs of liver cancer and may be the result of other liver diseases or health problems unrelated to the liver. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.

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