“It’s not always easy to tell the difference heart cancer and indigestion“Head of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Liver Research Association, Dr. Irsan Hasan Sp.Pd, Kgeh in a health webinar, Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
To confirm the actual condition of the patient, further tests such as liver ultrasound, measurement of AFP (Alfa Feto Protein) and PIVKA II (Protein Induced by Vitamin K Absence or Antagonist) are needed.
If the patient is suspected heart cancer, other additional examination methods to support the diagnosis include liver biopsy, abdominal MRI and abdominal CT-scan.
In general heart cancer asymptomatic until an advanced stage, but some people can experience abdominal pain, enlarged abdomen, yellowing of the skin and eyes, easy bruising and bleeding and body weight down for no apparent reason.
Irsan said, cancer is a progressive disease that is getting worse and worse indigestion disappears and arises.
So, if the pain does not go away and gets worse despite treatment, immediately consult a doctor for an ultrasound and endoscopy. One should also be vigilant when body weight dropping for no apparent reason.