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The liver is the largest organ inside the abdomen. The liver produces bile, a type of digestive enzyme that helps break down fats, and it removes toxic substances from the blood that are eliminated from the body as waste matter. Although primary liver cancer does occur, most often liver cancer is a metastatic cancer, which means it developed as a cancer in another part of the body, such as the colon, breast or lung, and then spread to the liver.

Symptoms

  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen liver that can be felt on the right side
  • Chronic stomach pain
  • Feeling very full after a small meal
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Excessive itching
  • Jaundice
  • Change in color stools and urine
  • Fevers
 
 
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