Liver cancer

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What is liver cancer?

Cancer is the liver that starts in the liver is known as primary liver cancer or hepatocellular cancer. Cancer in the liver may be cancer cells spreading from another location such as the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, and pancreas. This is known as metastatic liver cancer.

Common symptoms reported by people with liver cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with liver cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Transarterial chemoembolization)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
liver cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexavar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
liver cancer (1)

Data from patients with liver cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with liver cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Transarterial chemoembolization)
Perceived effectiveness
for liver cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
liver cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Depressed mood Pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexavar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
liver cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with liver cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has liver cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 19
40s 9
50s 12
60s 22
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

43% Female
57% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from liver cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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