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Understanding Liver Cancer -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Liver Cancer?

Liver cancer usually has no initial symptoms or may have vague symptoms such as fatigue, fever, chills, and night sweats. Eventually, symptoms may include:

In the advanced stage, symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, general weakness, mental confusion, loss of sex drive, pain in the left side of the abdomen due to an enlarged spleen, and the development of skin lesions that resemble a spider.

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Call Your Doctor If:

You develop symptoms that suggest liver cancer. Although the symptoms may be related to another liver disorder or some other ailment, it's best not to let them go undiagnosed. Early detection of cancer ensures better response to treatment.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 15, 2015

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