Liver cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the liver. This means that there are malignant hepatic tumors, growths on or in the liver. Although, the cancer might start in the liver, it usually originated from another part of the body. This is called metastasis, and that is why doctors usually call it metastatic cancer.
Liver cancer occurs when liver cells develop mutations in their DNA, which actually provides instructions for every chemical process in the body. DNA mutations cause alterations in these instructions. One result is that cells may begin to grow out of control and eventually form a tumor.
It is not yet known what actually causes liver cancer. Only in a small percentage of cases is the actual cause discovered. However, sometimes it is established that chronic infections with certain hepatitis viruses may be the cause.
There are, however, certain risk factors that may increase one’s risk of getting this disease. These include: diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, cirrhosis, obesity, chronic infections with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus, etc. It has also been established that older male adults are prone to get liver cancer.
The most common symptoms of this disease are an enlarged liver, jaundice, loss of appetite, fatigue, inexplicable weight loss, upper abdominal pain, and nausea accompanied by vomiting.
If a person is to feel any of these symptoms, it is vital that they consult a physician immediately.
Before taking any of these remedies, one should always consult with a doctor, because they may interact with conventional medicine. Some of the alternative medicine for liver cancer include:Scutellaria capsules should be taken from one to two gm daily. They help liver cancer cells disappear and stop the damage that the chemotherapy is doing to the immune system. Astragalus capsules. One should take 500 to 1,000 mg thrice a day. It is proven to stimulate cells to kill the tumor. Cinnamon. Taken fresh, grated, in food, it is supposed to deactivate plasmin, which is the substance that allows the malignant cells to invade healthy tissue. Reishi tablets, 3 gm per day, they help stop the progression of the tumor. Soy lecithin capsules, 3,000 mg per day, it is used to stop the free-radical reactions in cancer development. Lentinan injection. It should be given by a health-care practicioner. It is designed to slow the tumor’s growth.There are other things one might do to slow the cancer growth. One should eat food rich in arginine ( a type of amino-acid), i.e. chocolate, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, etc. Also, Jerusalem artichokes should be eaten often, while they contain inulin, which has been shown to slow the growth of the tumor. Furthermore, one might use perilla oil in salad dressings or for cooking. It is rich in polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acids, which, in turn, slow the cancer down.