Symptoms

Many patients with primary liver cancer have no symptoms. However, the following are the most common symptoms of a liver tumor or hepatoma:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Large mass that can be felt in upper, right part of abdomen
  • Fever
  • Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes, and a darkening of urine
  • Persistent itching
  • Swelling of the legs
  • A general feeling of poor health and weakness

The symptoms of a liver hepatoma may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your Providence Saint John’s cancer surgeon for a diagnosis.

Symptoms of metastatic liver cancer

The following are the most common symptoms of metastatic liver cancer:

  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Enlarged, hard, and tender liver
  • Fever
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Ascites or fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity
  • Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness

The symptoms of metastatic liver cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.