What is BCLC staging?
One of these is the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) staging system. The BCLC looks at all of the following: the number and size of tumours in your liver. your general health and fitness – this is called your performance status or PS.
What are the symptoms of stage 3 liver cancer?
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC) have similar symptoms:
- A lump below your rib cage or pain on the right side of your abdomen, or pain near your right shoulder.
- Jaundice (a disease that causes skin and eyes to yellow).
- Unexplained weight loss, nausea, or loss of appetite.
What does Child Pugh C mean?
Child-Pugh A: 5 to 6 points. Child-Pugh B: 7 to 9 points. Child-Pugh C: 10 to 15 points.
Does hepatocellular carcinoma spread quickly?
Liver cancer can spread quickly depending on the type of cancer. Hemangiosarcoma and angiosarcoma types of liver cancer are fast spreading, whereas hepatocellular carcinoma spreads late in the disease.
Can stage 1 liver cancer be cured?
If your cancer is early stage and the rest of your liver is healthy, surgery (partial hepatectomy) may cure you. Only a small number of people with liver cancer are in this category. Important factors that may influence the outcome are the size of the tumor(s) and if nearby blood vessels are affected.
What is Stage 1 cirrhosis of the liver?
During stage 1, cirrhosis is so mild it’s often difficult for physicians to detect. The most common symptom is fatigue. The cirrhosis is still reversible during this stage, but not enough liver tissue has been damaged to produce obvious symptoms of disease.
Can I live a normal life with cirrhosis?
Although scarring from liver disease causes permanent damage, it’s still possible to live a long life. Depending on the underlying cause, it’s possible to slow or stop cirrhosis from worsening. Many of the causes and complications that lead to cirrhosis are treatable or manageable. If you drink alcohol, stop.
What is Child-Pugh B or C?
A total Child-Turcotte-Pugh score of 5 to 6 is considered Child-Pugh class A (well-compensated disease), 7 to 9 is class B (significant functional compromise), and 10 to 15 is class C (decompensated disease).
What happens in Stage 1 of liver cancer?
Stage 1A means there is a single tumour in the liver that is 2cm or less, and it has not grown into the blood vessels. Stage 1B means there is a single tumour that is more than 2cm, and it has not grown into the blood vessels. Stage 1 liver cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes or anywhere else in the body.