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Know the Symptoms of Liver Cancer and How to Prevent It

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Heart cancer (liver cancer) often show no definite symptoms. In most cases, patients do not show any symptoms or signs in the early stages. If anything, symptoms cancer the liver looks faint such as, fatigue, fever, chills, and night sweats.

Liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver cells, a soccer ball-sized organ located in the upper right of the stomach or diaphragm and above the stomach. The most common form of liver cancer is hepatosellular carcinoma.

This condition occurs when liver cells develop changes or mutations in DNA – the material that provides instructions for every chemical process in the body. The mutation results in the cells growing out of control and eventually forming a tumor – a mass of cancer cells.

In order to detect the presence or absence of cancer more quickly, you can recognize a number of distinctive symptoms. Here are the symptoms of liver cancer that you should be aware of.

1. Jaundice (jaundice), the skin and the whites of the eyes are yellow.

2. Stomach ache and swelling.

3. Nausea and vomiting.

4. Loss of appetite.

5. Weight loss drastically.

6. Swollen feet.

7. Whitish stools.

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Quoting from WebMD, at an advanced stage the symptoms of liver cancer can include weakness, confusion, loss of sex drive, pain on the left side of the stomach due to an enlarged spleen and a spider-like skin lesion.

Liver cancer can arise due to mutation of liver cells. Cells grow out of control and slowly form tumors. The exact cause of mutation in liver cells is unknown. However, cancer can arise due to chronic hepatitis infection.

Launch from Mayo Clinic, there are several risk factors for liver cancer, including cirrhosis, diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD (accumulation of fat in the liver cells), exposure to aflatoxins (toxins from fungi that grow on seeds and nuts), excessive alcohol consumption and , liver dysfunction.

You can prevent liver cancer by reducing risk factors. Start by suppressing alcohol consumption, controlling body weight, as well as hepatitis B vaccination.

As for hepatitis C, you can take precautions by practicing safe sex and not using needles carelessly.

(the / NMA)

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