Hepatocellular carcinoma - Symptom
Primary liver cell carcinoma; Tumor - liver; Liver cancer; Cancer - liver
- Abdominal pain or tenderness, especially in the upper-right part
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Enlarged abdomen
- Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
Signs and tests:
Physical examination may show an enlarged, tender liver.
Some high-risk patients may get periodic blood tests and ultrasounds to see whether tumors are developing.
- Reviewed last on: 8/9/2009
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
National Cancer Institute. Adult primary liver cancer treatment PDQ. Updated May 22, 2009.
Roberts LR. Liver and biliary tract tumors. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 206.
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