Liver cancer is the cancer of the liver. The liver is located on the right side of the abdomen and it's function is to filter and detoxify the blood that circulates the body from toxins, and produces bile essential for digestion. Liver cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the tissues of the liver.
A biopsy is done on any suspicious tumors or growths in the mouth, jaw and throat, and on the tongue for signs of cancer.
A complete blood count blood test will be done to check for white blood cell increase which could be a sign of cancer.
Imaging tests are done with ultrasound or CT scan to check the liver for abnormalities, tumors or growths.
Listen as Dr. Mark Fernandes discusses the purpose and benefits of liver screening: