How to diagnose Liver cancer?

Procedures for Liver Cancer diagnosis include:

  • Blood Test: Blood tests may show anomalies in liver function.
  • Preview Checks: The doctor may prescribe testing for imaging, such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
  • Liver Tissue Sample for Testing: To make a definitive diagnosis of hepatic cancer, it is often appropriate to extract a piece of liver tissue for laboratory examination. The doctor will put a thin needle inside the patient’s skin to get a sample of tissue during a liver Biopsy. The Biopsy of the liver carries a risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection.
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound includes the sound waves which are used to create an image on a computer screen. The test will display tumors that develop in the liver, which can then be screened for cancer if necessary.
  • Angiography: Angiography can be used to display the blood supplying arteries to the liver. It uses an X-Ray to get a clear outline of blood vessels.