Wednesday, October 16 2013, 06:50 PM MDT
Robin Kim, MD: Liver Cancer
(KUTV) We hear a lot about breast, lung and colon cancer, but cancer of the liver is one of the few on the rise in the United States.
Partly because it's so tricky to detect, but for Dr. Robin Kim from the Huntsman Cancer Institute it is easy if you know what to look for.
Question: what are the symptoms?
- Abdominal pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and the skin)
- Unexplained weight loss
Question: what some risk factors for liver cancer?
- Long-term hep b and hep c
Question: how is liver cancer diagnosed?
- CT, MRI and liver biopsy
Question: how is liver cancer treated?
- Liver transplant
- Surgery to remove tumor
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