Symptoms are very rarely seen during the initial stages of liver cancer development. As the tumor progresses, it can lead to certain symptoms affecting the patient.
(1) Loss of weight
(2) Loss of appetite
(3) Generalized fatigue (Common to all types of cancer)
(4) A vague pain, slight discomfort or a sensation of fullness may be felt in the upper abdominal area. The pain can also radiate to the right shoulder or to the back (enlargement of the liver affects the nerves that supply the area)
(5) Swelling/Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid collection (Ascites)
(6) Jaundice which causes yellowish discoloration of the eyes and skin