Liver cancer occurs 2~4 times more frequently in men. The malignant liver tumor that originates in the liver or bile ducts is called primary liver cancer.
There are three major type of primary liver cancer:
3 Sarcoma or Angiosarcoma.
Most tumors that form in the liver are malignant.
Usually they are cancers that have spread (metastasized) to the liver from another part of the body; they are referred to as secondary liver cancer.
Many benign tumors of the liver are asymptomatic and thus are never discovered.
If they grow large enough, however, they may cause pain, liver tenderness, or internal hemorrhage, loss of appetite and weight, abdominal pain nausea and vomiting, general fatigue and weakness, enlarged liver, ascites, jaundice.
Liver cancer usually is fatal. Most patients do not live beyond 6 months to a year after diagnosis.