Liver Cancer Symptoms

Liver cancer typically doesn’t cause symptoms until the disease is advanced. However, the following symptoms could occur with liver cancer:

  • Lump in the right side near the bottom of the ribcage
  • Pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, right shoulder, or back
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Lack of appetite
  • Feeling unusually full after only a small meal
  • Yellow-green color of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Fever without infection
  • Worsening of chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis
  • Enlargement of the liver (upper right abdomen) or spleen (upper left abdomen)
  • Swelling or fluid build-up in the abdomen (ascites)
  • Itching (pruritis)

Some symptoms of liver cancer are the same as symptoms of other problems, and they do not necessarily mean you have cancer. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that concern you.