5. Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are fairly common symptoms with ill people. Among other things, flu and food poisoning can cause nausea and vomiting. However, if you haven’t fallen victim to the flu or eaten something bad and the nausea still persists, this can be an important symptom of liver cancer.
Especially if the nausea and vomiting not only persist, but even get worse, there is cause for concern. This is because the tumor gets bigger and the cancer continues to develop, which in turn makes the symptoms of the cancer only get worse. It can also be a sign of a less serious liver infection, but better be safe than sorry.
6. Spontaneous Bleeding
The liver plays a key role in the coagulation process and is involved in both primary and secondary hemostasis, the body’s mechanism for preventing blood loss. Therefore liver cancer patients can suffer from spontaneous bleeding.
The liver and the tumor can no longer function properly. This causes clotting disorders. Thrombosis or blood clotting can also be symptoms of cancer. Exactly how this works is not yet known: it is suspected that cancer can change the composition of the blood. The number of substances that regulate coagulation increases and the number of substances that regulate anticoagulation decreases, causing the blood to clot faster and form blood clots.