Liver cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the liver. Some cancers develop outside the liver and spread to the area. However, only cancers that start in the liver are described as liver cancer.
The liver, which is located below the right lung and under the ribcage, is one of the largest organs of the human body. It has a range of functions, including removing toxins from the body, and is crucial to survival.
Liver cancer consists of malignant hepatic tumors in or on the liver.


The signs and symptoms of liver cancer tend not to be noticed until the cancer reaches an advanced stage.

Liver cancer may trigger the following effects:

  • jaundice
  • abdominal pain
  • unexplained weight loss
  • an enlarged liver
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • back pain
  • itching
  • fever