Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer, begins mainly in the liver and the most common form is hepatocellular carcinoma. There are many risk factors responsible for this worldwide.
– Cirrhosis, a condition in which liver cells are damaged and replaced with scars and the liver does not work properly, causing liver cancer;
– Chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection causing cirrhosis;
– Birth defects;
– Excessive alcohol consumption;
– Obesity and Diabetes : Excess fat is stored in the liver.
In the United States, hepatitis C infection is the leading cause of liver cancer. The liver cancer disease can be cured by the latest advancements of T-cell Therapies.
What are the symptoms?
Signs and symptoms are not felt until the advanced stage of the disease. Some of the most common symptoms are unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, enlarged liver, gas and abdominal pain, itching, nausea or vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), back pain.
How to diagnose?
It can be diagnosed through blood tests, ultrasound, imaging tests such as an MRI or CT scan, or through a biopsy. Ultrasound is the first test that uses sound waves to create a screen image of a tumor growing in the liver. To confirm this, a small sample of tumor cells is taken for a biopsy.
Organize awareness campaigns in your community to educate people about the disease, the importance of early diagnosis, and the precautions to be taken. To raise awareness and support your campaign with some attention prizes.