Liver cancer is more common in males than females, with males more than twice as likely to develop liver cancer over a lifetime.
Liver cancer can arise in two ways:
At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, our team of experts treat liver cancer by developing a customized plan for each patient based on his or her unique needs.
Using a comprehensive team approach, we work together to give you customized care that includes the most-advanced diagnostic methods and treatments. Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff provide excellent and compassionate medical care, education and support to meet your needs throughout and after treatment.
The exact cause of liver cancer remains unknown, however, the following risk factors have been associated with an increased chance of developing liver cancer:
The more risk factors a person has, the greater one's chance of developing liver cancer. However, many people with known risk factors for liver cancer do not develop the disease.
In its early stages, liver cancer is difficult to detect, which is why it’s sometimes known as the “silent disease.” As the tumor grows, symptoms may include the following:
These symptoms do not necessarily confirm the definite presence of liver cancer. However, anyone experiencing any of the symptoms should contact their doctor immediately.