8 Risk Factors & Early Signs Of Liver Cancer Everyone Should Be Aware Of

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#4. Yellowish skin – jaundice is a term, used to describe yellowing of the skin and eye whites. Normally, your red blood cells get broken down, releasing a substance called bilirubin, which is then eliminated by the liver. Cancerous cells don’t perform this function properly. As a result, bilirubin builds up not only in the liver, but also in the skin and mucosal membranes that leads to their discoloration.

#5. Nausea and vomiting – lack of normal-working hepatic cells may significantly impair digestion, leading to dyspepsia. Another problem is that damaged liver fails to remove toxins as needed, so you may feel very sick all the time.

#6. Abdominal discomfort – feeling pain is not normal event in any case. People, who have liver cancer, often complain of heaviness, pain and discomfort in the upper right part of the belly. Sometimes painful sensations radiate into the right shoulder and upper back.

#7. Swelling of the tummy – when abnormal cancerous cells crowd out normal hepatocytes, fluid may start to build up in the abdominal area, causing ascites.

#8. Itchy skin – liver failure, which may occur because of numerous reasons including cancer, leads to accumulation of bilirubin. This can not only make your skin yellow, but also cause unbearable itching.

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