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Cancer Liver Overview

Another name for Cancer Liver is Liver Cancer.

What is liver cancer?
A person with liver cancer has abnormal cells in the liver that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Common causes of liver cancer include alcoholism and hepatitis. Cancer that originates from other tissues can also spread to the liver, including cancer of the colon, stomach, pancreas, breast, and lung.

What are the symptoms of liver cancer?
Symptoms of liver cancer include right upper abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, fever, jaundice, brown urine, and weight loss.

How does the doctor treat liver cancer?
Treatment for liver cancer may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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