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Liver cancer


Liver cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the liver.

Liver cancer does not always have symptoms, but they can include yellow or itchy skin, darker pee or paler poo, loss of appetite and tiredness.

Tests for liver cancer can include blood tests, a biopsy or scans like an ultrasound, CT or MRI.

If you have liver cancer, you can get support from your specialist team and charities like Liver Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Treatment for liver cancer depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted medicines.

Anyone can get liver cancer, but it's more common in men, people over 60 and those with conditions like cirrhosis.

Liver cancer cannot always be prevented. But healthy lifestyle changes like cutting down on alcohol can lower your chances of getting it.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970