Liver Cancer Treatment:


What is liver cancer?
There are two main kinds of liver cancer and they are Heptoma and cholangiocarcinoma where Heptoma is cancer of the hepatocytes that is the main functioning liver cell. Hepatoma is primary liver cancer and usually grows in the liver as a ball-like tumor, invading the normal tissue surrounding it. Cancer of the bile duct cells is called cholangiocarcinoma that is secondary cancer and it originates in the bile ducts as well as is often caused by infestation with the liver fluke Clonorchis.
What are the treatments of liver cancer?
The symptoms of liver cancer are weight loss, nausea, fever, jaundice, abdomen swelling, pain in the upper right abdomen, loss of appetite, vomiting and blood clotting problems. The treatments to liver cancer are surgery, liver transplantation, Chemotherapy and radiation where liver transplantation is the replacement of one liver with another. Radiation therapy is the use of x rays or other high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors and Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells also it is sometimes used to treat primary liver cancers that cannot be removed. Chemotherapy drugs are usually given by injection into a vein or by injecting the drug directly into the hepatic artery that is the blood vessel that takes blood to the liver.
In surgery, leukemia cells can spread to all the organs via the blood stream and the lymph vessels hence surgery is usually not an option.
What are the side effects of the treatment?
Constipation, delirium, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, are common problems for cancer patients and also the growth and spread of cancer, and cancer treatment, contributes to these conditions but not all cancer patients will experience the same side effects. Here constipation is the slow movement of feces through the large intestine resulting in infrequent bowel movements and the passage of dry, hard stools.
Delirium is a malfunction of the brain where people experiencing delirium may be in and out of consciousness and often have problems with attention, thinking, perception, emotion, memory, muscle control, sleeping, and waking. Next is fatigue which is extreme tiredness or exhaustion and extreme usually occurs with people receiving treatment for their cancer.
Nausea and vomiting can be stimulated by various triggers, such as smell, taste, anxiety, pain, motion, changes in the body caused by inflammation, poor blood flow, or irritation and is the most common side effect.

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