Liver Cancer, Secondary


Secondary liver cancer is more common than primary liver cancer as it originates from a cancer which has started somewhere else in the body. Secondary liver cancer most commonly develops from primary cancer of the breast, pancreas, lung, ovary, stomach or bowel.

Things to look out for

Symptoms tend to mirror those of primary liver cancer. They include but are not limited to:

  • Yellowing of skin and eye whites known as jaundice
  • Abdominal swelling caused by accumulation of fluid
  • Pain within the abdominal area or the right shoulder

You may experience some other symptoms including:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Weight loss and/or loss of appetite
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Fever or raised temperature