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Signs and Symptoms of Liver Cancer

Signs and symptoms of liver cancer often do not show up until the later stages of the disease, but sometimes they may show up sooner. If you go to your doctor when you first notice choice symptoms, your cancer might be diagnosed earlier, when treatment is most likely to be helpful. Some of the most common symptoms of liver cancer are:

»  Weight loss (without trying)

»  Loss of appetite

»  Feeling very full after a small meal

»  Nausea or vomiting

»  An enlarged liver, felt as a mass under the ribs on the left side

»  An enlarged spleen, felt as a mass under the ribs on the left side

»  Pain in the abdomen or near the right shoulder blade

»  Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen

»  Itching

»  Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)

Some other symptoms that can occur include fever, enlarged veins on the belly that become visible through the skin and abnormal bruising or bleeding.