Causes And Treatment For Swelling In The Liver?
Hello, I want to ask that my father had pain in his heart when an ultrasound examination was carried out, it turned out that there was swelling in his liver and during a lab examination, my father was given a referral by the doctor for chemotherapy. Is the lump in the liver a tumor/cancer that requires chemotherapy and if my father does have a tumor/cancer, is it all related to his reactive HBsAG. Thank you please explain
Swelling in the liver can be caused by many things such as inflammation, infection, cysts, tumors and others. Inflammation can be caused by various conditions such as hepatitis infection, parasites and others. Cysts are fluid-filled lumps that can also occur in the liver.
You need to know that all abnormal lumps in the body are called tumors. The tumors themselves are benign and malignant, where usually if it is malignant it is called cancer.
HBsAg is one of the parameters commonly used in the detection of hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatitis B infection is a chronic infectious condition which can cause liver abnormalities such as cirrhosis or liver malignancy.
Does your father have cancer? You can ask the doctor who treats your father. Because in determining the condition of a disease, it is necessary to take a history, direct examination and also additional examinations that may be needed. Without it, doctors cannot determine the diagnosis of a disease. It's a good idea for you and your father to keep doing what your doctor has suggested. Because it could be that it is still necessary to evaluate and control regularly about your father's condition.
I hope this helps.