The liver performs a very important function. In its cells synthesize a large number of proteins, fats and carbohydrates;
The liver serves as a buffer between the intestine and the circulating blood;
The liver detoxifies the body falling into foreign substances, medicines and foods, turning them into non-toxic substances;
The liver is synthesized overwhelming amount of enzyme required to maintain and improve metabolism.
The symptoms of liver cancer and its symptoms
Symptoms are: liver failure, jaundice, hand tremors, confusion, liver and spleen enlargement, nausea, edema, and ascites. Additional symptoms of the disease may include: high fever, sudden weight loss, and abdominal pain.
Liver cancer may cause phenomena such kak increased cholesterol levels, increasing the number of blood cells, increased blood calcium levels, etc.
Diagnosis of liver cancer
Diagnosis of liver cancer is performed using abdominal ultrasound, CT, MRI, scintigraphy, liver biopsy, diagnostic laparoscopy, determination of tumor markers and biochemical tests. Sometimes, instead of a full biopsy professionals prefer to take a blood test.
To determine the stage of cancer using various methods.
Treatment of liver cancer
Most cancer patients suffer from the liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. Experts often refrain from removing a cancerous tumor surgically because of cirrhosis of the liver. In some cases, doctors do surgery for a liver transplant.
It is important to detect tumors at an early stage of the disease. Since only in this case, the treatment can be successful.
The success of treatment depends on the stage at which the disease was discovered.