Know the Signs

Learn to recognize the warning signs and symptoms which sometimes resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis and don’t wait for the issue to get worse. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Risk factors associated with the development of Hepatobiliary cancers include but are not limited to:

  • Hepatitis B or C virus infection
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Fatty liver or steatohepatitis
  • Cirrhosis from any cause
  • Iron overload
  • Certain auto-immune diseases such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

Symptoms Include:

  • Jaundice – yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Itching
  • Pale stools
  • Dark urine
  • Fever

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