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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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For general questions or comments, email info@holyname.org


For More Information:

201-541-5900
201-541-6305

Symptoms / Causes / Tests

Symptoms

In the early stages of liver cancer, most people will not have any signs or symptoms. As the disease progresses, individuals may experience:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • White, chalky stools

Causes

While some cases of liver cancer can't be linked to any cause, there are known factors that can increase the risk of developing the disease:

  • Chronic infections with hepatitis B or C
  • Cirrhosis
  • Certain inherited liver disease, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease
  • Diabetes
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

Tests

Several tests may be performed to confirm a liver cancer diagnosis including:

  • Blood tests
  • Imaging tests, such as ultrasound, CT and MRI
  • Liver tissue biopsy