Liver Cancer

What Causes Liver Cancer?

In order to deal properly with liver cancer we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow liver cancer to develop?"

Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • see your health summarized and in detail
  • understand what's happening to your body
  • identify any nutritional deficiencies

Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind liver cancer consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to liver cancer.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Low DHEA

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
reduced DHEA level
hair loss on lower legs
darker/redder skin color
low energy/stamina
history of breast cancer
basal cell skin cancer
minimal body hair
gout
mild right lumbar discomfort
being very easily irritated
difficulty losing weight
reduced underarm/pubic hair growth
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of liver cancer:
Cause Probability Status
Low DHEA 90% Confirm
Hemochromatosis 74% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate cancer, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you suffered from Liver Cancer?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes but now resolved for over 5 years
→ Yes but now resolved for under 5 years
→ Current problem but containable
→ Current problem and aggressive/spreading
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of liver cancer or liver cancer, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

Once a person's liver iron concentration reaches 400 mmol/gm (dry weight), cirrhosis is common and the risk of liver cancer and death is increased.

Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Suggestions
Suggestions
LifeMeter
LifeMeter®
Full Explanations
Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)