Liver Cancer

Liver cancer might be primary, caused by the proliferation of liver cells, or secondary, which occurs when cancer cells from other organs reach the liver. The cancer of the liver cells (hepatocytes) is the most common type of liver cancer. Cancer may also occur in the duct and blood vessels of the liver. It causes abdominal discomfort, yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting, etc. It is treated by chemotherapy, hepatectomy, ablation, radiation, liver transplantation, etc., based on the location and extent of cancer. Liver biopsy, liver function tests, scans, and MRIs help in the diagnosis of liver cancer.

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Can liver cancer be misdiagnosed as liver hemangioma?

Query: Hello doctor,I started having right sided pain in the rib area around one year and three months ago. It got really bad last week and I went to a doctor. They did an ultrasound and found several hyperechoic nodular foci on the liver. He said this could simply represent hemangiomas but could be mucino...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry and do not panic. All your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are pointing towards hemangiomas. It is easy to differentiate between cancer and hemagioma by a radiologist on CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. Your reports are clearly indicat...  Read Full »

What are the options for hepatoma other than chemotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about my father. He is too ill. His doctor told us about a hepatoma in his liver and the liver is enlarged. Now, kindly tell me the treatment. The doctor said about chemotherapy but we did not agree for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hepatoma can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous called HCC). If cancerous, there are many types. You have not attached any reports of your respected father. If the doctor is talking about chemotherapy, that means, it is malignant or cancerous. The comm...  Read Full »

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