NCRI HOSPITAL | Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital
3081, Nayabad, Kolkata-700094

Ranging anywhere between 40000 to 50000 per year, Liver Cancer in India is perhaps the fastest spreading malignancy after breast cancer. A condition that starts with affecting the bile duct and creep its way to the stomach & other organs as well.

It can be caused due to either of the factors like –

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Liver cirrhosis (scarring of liver tissue lining)
  • Exposure to Hepatitis B & C virus
  • Hemochromatosis (excessive iron build-up)

Whatever the case might be, its initial symptoms are difficult to diagnose. That is why, upon noticing the symptoms (mentioned below), go for a check-up at any reputed Cancer Care Centre in Kolkata or any other metropolitan city you reside in.

Some of the warning signs are:
  • Sudden loss of appetite
  • Recurring cases of jaundice
  • Clay coloured stools
  • Upper abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea & fatigue

Now, depending on the stage of the disease and the patient’s overall health, specific Liver Care Treatment procedure will be undertaken. That includes:

  • Liver transplant
  • Tumour removal surgery
  • Localized treatments (heating or freezing of tumours)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Doctors might also recommend various imaging tests to check how well the patient responded to the Liver Cancer Treatment and whether further steps are needed.

That being said; liver cancer is certainly life threatening. But, if you are in the most capable hands, do as the doctor suggests and surround yourself with positive people – liver cancer can be fought and won!

All you need is to take the leap of faith.