What Are the Symptoms of Liver Cancer?
You can have liver cancer for months or years before developing any symptoms. Symptoms of liver cancer do not usually appear until the cancer has grown relatively large. As the cancer grows, it pushes against other parts of the liver or organs in the abdomen, which can lead to symptoms.
People with liver cancer may have these symptoms:
Jaundice and/or persistent itching. Jaundice is caused by too much bilirubin in the body. Excess bilirubin can turn the eyes and skin yellow. The buildup of bilirubin in the body is also thought to lead to severe itching. If you notice either of these symptoms, you should seek prompt medical attention.
It is important to remember that these symptoms can be caused by other less serious medical problems. If you do have any symptoms, you should see your doctor right away. Only special tests performed by a doctor can tell whether you have cancer.