Enlarged liver, called hepatomegaly, is an increase in size of the liver, whatever the cause. In some cases, both the liver and spleen become enlarged together, and the resulting condition is called hepatosplenomegaly. Symptoms: • Abdominal pain • Fatigue • Nausea and vomiting • Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice). Treatment for enlarged liver involves diagnosing and treating the underlying condition that's causing it.
Liver cancer continues to be a major cause of cancer mortality in Hong Kong (China). It was the fourth commonest cancer in men and the tenth commonest cancer in women. It accounted for 6.4% of new cancer cases in 2012.
New cases: There were 1790 new cases of liver cancer in 2012, with 1364 cases of males and 426 cases of females. The male to female ratio was about 3.2 to 1. The crude incidence rates were 41.0 for male and 11.1 for female per 100000 population of respective sex. The age-standardised incidence rates were 25.1 for male and 6.5 for female per 100000 standard population. In the past two decades, the age-standardised incidence rate for both sexes had a downward trend.