Liver cancer is cancer that occurs in the cells of the liver. Many kinds of cancer can form in the liver from which the most common cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma. There are several risk factors associated with liver cancer like diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, more consumption of alcohol, cirrhosis and other are common factors of liver cancer.
In the early stage of liver cancer, the patient doesn’t have any signs and symptoms. But with the passage of time, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting, abdominal swelling, unwanted weight loss, are some of the common symptoms generally faced by the patients.
The diagnosis of liver cancer involves several tests such as blood tests, tests for viral hepatitis, Laparoscopy, biopsy, MRI and CT scan are advised for more clear information about the stages of liver cancer.
Treatment of liver cancer depends on the stages of cancer and also on the age, overall health of the patient. Surgery is required to treat liver cancer, or the patient can opt for the options of liver transplant surgery. Localized treatment directly works on the cancer cells, it includes heating cancer cells, freezing cancer cells, injecting alcohol into the tumor, injecting chemotherapy drugs into the liver. Apart from this, Radiotherapy, targeted drug therapy, and supportive care are other options which patient of liver cancer opts.
The treatment cost of liver cancer in India falls between Rs.2.5lakh- Rs. 20 lakh. Other than this the cost of treatment depends upon the stage of liver cancer and also on the hospital patient has chosen. There are many best hospitals for Liver cancer treatment which provide cost-effective treatment to the patients.