Treatment Of Hepatoma (liver Tumor)?
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Hepatoma (Hepatocellular carcinoma / HCC) is the most common type of malignant tumor in the liver. Harvesting from hepatoma is a change in DNA in liver cells which is usually triggered by several conditions such as
- Chronic infection of the liver (hepatitis B / C)
- Chronic liver damage (cirrhosis of the liver)
- Consumption of bubbly alcohol
- Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
Symptoms that are felt are often not typical and appear more often in the later stages of the disease such as loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin and eyes, fever.
The diagnosis is made by physical examination and support, namely by imaging tests or imaging such as ultrasound, CT-Scan; laboratory tests in the form of blood tests, hepatitis virus tests, liver fungi tests, enzyme markers; as well as the best examination is a biopsy (i.e. taking a tissue then examining it under a microscope so that it can see the shape of the liver cell whether malignant or not, the type of cell, and whether it has spread to surrounding tissue or not)
For classification to determine whether the advanced stage or not seen from several things, namely the number of tumor cells, tumor size, spread to lymph vessels or other organs, and liver function.
- Stage I: the number of tumors is less than equal to 3, size <3 cm, and liver function is slightly decreased
- Stage 2: number of tumors> 3 and liver function slightly decreases
- Stage 3: has spread to lymph vessels or other organs
- Stage 4: liver function is very bad
Things that can be done to maintain good conditions and prevent deterioration is a healthy lifestyle that is balanced nutrition, avoiding cigarettes, avoiding alcoholic beverages, and light exercise regularly. It should be supported by adequate treatment and adapted to the patient's condition. Some therapeutic options are radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. This should be further consulted with an oncologist.
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