Re: Liver Cancer
Primary liver cancer is different from cancer that has spread to the liver from elsewhere. Liver cancer generally causes jaundice (turning yellow), ascites which swell the abdomen looks like person is pregnant, severe itchiness, and other symptoms. I have heard that liver cancer is generally painless due to the liver not having any nerves around it but there is referred pain to the right shoulder and elsewhere from stretching of the liver capsule. Where did the cancer spread from? Liver mets are treatable which your friend may want to look into. Mentally the person becomes very tired, probably wants to sleep most of the day, and loss of appetite. Each person goes through different things with end stages of cancer. It is difficult to say what exactly it will be like. Some people get a burst of energy a week before they pass and can do alot of things, others stay bedridden the last weeks of life. Please contact Hospice for her or seek other treatment options. Hospice makes things so much easier and prepare the person and family for things to happen.
Last edited by shnswms; 12-22-2006 at 05:10 PM.