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Liver Cancer and Herbs
What is Adult Primary Liver Cancer?
Adult primary liver cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells start to grow in the tissues of the liver. The liveris one of the largest organs in the body, filling the upper right side of the abdomen and protected by the rib bones. The liver has many functions. It has an important role in making food into energy and also filters and stores blood.
People who have hepatitis B or C (viral infections of the liver) or a disease of the liver called cirrhosis are more likely than other people to get adult primary liver cancer. Primary liver cancer is different from cancer that has spread from another place in the body to the liver.
A doctor should be seen if the following symptoms appear: a hard lump just below the rib cage on the right side where the liver has swollen, discomfort in the upper abdomen on the right side, pain around the right shoulder blade, or yellowing of the skin (jaundice).
If there are symptoms, a doctor may order special x-rays, such as a computed tomographic scan or a liver scan. If a lump is seen on an x-ray, a doctor may use a needle inserted into the abdomen to remove a small amount of tissue from the liver. This procedure is called a needle biopsy, and a doctor usually will use an x-ray for guidance. The doctor will have the tissue looked at under a microscope to see if there are any Liver cancer cells. Before the test, a patient will be given a local anesthetic (a drug that causes loss of feeling for a short period of time) in the area so that less pain is felt.
A doctor may also want to look at the liver with an instrument called a laparoscope, which is a small tube-shaped instrument with a light on the end. For this
test, a small cut is made in the abdomen so that the laparoscope can be inserted. The doctor may also take a small piece of tissue (biopsy specimen) during the laparoscopy and look at it under the microscope to see if there are any cancer cells. An anesthetic will be given so less pain is felt.
A doctor may also order an examination called an angiography. During this examination, a tube (catheter) is inserted into the main blood vessel that takes blood to the liver. Dye is then injected through the tube so that the blood vessels in the liver can be seen on an x-ray. Angiography can help a doctor tell whether the cancer is primary liver cancer or cancer that has spread from another part of the body. This cancer test is usually done in the hospital.
Certain blood tests (such as alpha-fetoprotein, or AFP) may also help a doctor diagnose primary liver cancer.
The chance of Liver cancer recovery (prognosis) and choice of treatment depend on the stage of the Liver cancer (whether it is just in the liver or has spread to other organ) and the patient's general state of health.
Stages of adult primary liver cancer :
Once adult primary liver cancer is found, more tests will be done to find out if the Liver cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body (staging). The following stages are used for adult primary liver cancer:
If Liver Cancer is found in one
place in the liver and may try for removed in an operation.
When the Liver Cancer is found
only in one part of the liver, but the Liver cancer cannot be totally removed, then you are advise by Chinese Master, to try to treats using herbal medicine.
Cancer has spread through much of the liver or to other parts of the body, name secondary cancer.
Recurrent of Liver Cancer:
Recurrent disease means that the Liver
cancer has come back (recurred) after it has been operated you can stand a change. It may come back in the liver or in another part of the body. The Liver Cancer herbal treatment can reverse the body's conditions to repell the Liver Cancer cells from coming back.