9 Warning Signs of Liver Cancer

Pain in the Right Side

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3. Pain in the Right Side

The early stages of liver cancer rarely bring much pain or discomfort, but as the disease progresses and the tumor grows, you may begin to notice some pressure and pain in the right side of your upper abdomen.

In some cases, the pain is in the right shoulder blade: known as referred pain, this happens when the liver begins to press on the nerves beneath the diaphragm that link to the nerves in the shoulder. The pain may be constant or it could come and go, and sometimes it’s only a mildly uncomfortable sensation. When pressure on the diaphragm is involved, chronic hiccups can come with the pain.

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