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?"
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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:
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
history of breast cancer
basal cell skin cancer
minimal body hair
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:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you suffered from Liver Cancer?
→ 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.
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