Most other liver cancers are developed in people who have liver ailments or liver damage because of infections or drug abuse. In the initial stage of liver cancer, an individual may not experience any symptoms.
When cancer progresses to advanced stages, individuals may experience jaundice, loss of appetite, nausea, abdomen pain, back pain, or weakness.
To diagnose liver cancer, your doctor may recommend you doing imaging tests and biopsy. Fibrolamellar carcinoma is treated with the help of chemotherapy, embolisation therapy, and surgeries.
Cholangiocarcinoma is a liver cancer that is also called bile duct cancer. This type of cancer occurs in the bile ducts, a long tube-like structure that connects your liver to the gallbladder and small intestine.
Individuals older than 50 years of age are more likely to get cholangiocarcinoma. Signs and symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma include jaundice, stools that are white in color, weakness, itching, pain in the abdomen, and sudden weight loss.
Angiosarcoma is a type of liver cancer that is extremely rare and is formed in the blood vessels of the liver and lymph vessels. This is also known as haemangiosarcoma or soft tissue sarcoma. Individuals with a history of radiation therapy are more likely to get angiosarcoma.
Hepatoblastoma is a rare type of liver cancer that is developed in kids below three years of age. This type of cancer does not spread to other parts of the body.
Common symptoms of hepatoblastoma include the appearance of a lump in the abdomen, pain or swelling in the abdomen, sudden weight loss, weakness, jaundice, loss of appetite, itchy skin, and nausea.
The symptoms may vary depending on a number of factors including the size of the cancer and if it has spread to other parts of the body. The symptoms may not always indicate liver cancer, in some cases, it is also an indication of other medical conditions.
If your child has any unusual symptoms, consult your doctor. To diagnose the condition, your doctor may do a physical examination of your baby and recommend doing a few tests including blood tests to check the functioning of kidney and liver, CT scan, MRI, and tumour biopsy, etc.
Benign liver growths
Benign liver growth indicates liver tumors that are non-cancerous. This type of liver cancer is common and is not harmful. There are three main types of benign liver growths, they are are haemangioma, hepatic adenoma, and focal nodular hyperplasia.
These types of liver cancer rarely grow or spread to other parts of the body. Individuals with benign liver growths rarely experience any signs or symptoms. Since there are no symptoms, benign liver growth is not diagnosed in most cases. Benign liver growths usually do not require any treatments.