Commonly Asked Questions About Liver Cancer
October 12, 2019
Understanding a disease is important before looking for doctors and treatment options. When it comes to liver cancer, there are some common questions that people have regarding liver cancer. Here is the list:
What are the symptoms of liver cancer?
Symptoms of liver cancer include fatigue, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), pain, easy bruising or bleeding, and weight loss.
How can liver cancer be prevented?
Prevention is very important when it comes to a disease like liver cancer. The underlying cause of liver cancer is often liver inflammation and the development of a condition called cirrhosis. In addition to avoidance of drugs and alcohol, infection (such as hepatitis B or C) and obesity can contribute to the development of liver cancer. Steps to minimize these risks include vaccination against hepatitis B for those at risk, prompt treatment for patients infected with hepatitis C, and maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise.
How is liver cancer detected?
Patients diagnosed at an earlier stage have better outcomes. There are many strategies that are used to detect liver cancer, including frequent imaging studies (ultrasound, computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imagining) and routine physical exams with blood testing. Proving the best liver cancer screening in Chennai, Rela Hospital has always had patients’ best interest in mind.
Are fatty liver disease and liver cancer-related?
Patients who have a very specific type of fatty liver disease (progressing to either non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), or cirrhosis) are at an increased risk for developing a cancer in the future. However, that does not mean that it will automatically develop into cancer. The diseases are not considered malignant (cancer).
Are treatments for liver cancer the same as other cancers?
In general, the basic approach of any cancer therapy can also apply to liver cancer. These are:
- Removal of the tumour or even liver transplantation, radiation therapy, ablation, or catheter-directed therapy.
- Administration of medications via a pill or an IV infusion depending on doctor’s recommendations.
ALWAYS Rela Hospital
Rela Hospital, one of the premier liver cancer treatment centres in India, has one goal and that is to cure your liver cancer and help you have best possible quality of life. Experts from different areas, including specialists in surgery, medical oncology, and interventional radiology, care for every patient.
Each year, our surgeons, who perform the a substantial number of liver cancer surgeries in Chennai, offer treatment to people whose tumours aren’t considered operable at other hospitals.
Rela Hospital always works to ensure that you have access to innovative techniques and also offer comprehensive follow-up care.