Hepatic Cancer Informative Speech

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Hepatic Cancer

When I was twelve years old my grandfather was diagnosed with Hepatic Cancer, known as Liver Cancer. Sadly, he died a few days after he was diagnosed. Many have dealt with not knowing what Hepatic Cancer can do to you, so I want to show you how serious this disease can be. The information you will gain knowledge of is what liver cancer is, how many types of forms are there, and how to prevent the deadly disease. What is the liver? Do you know? The liver is an important organ to our body. The liver produces bile and blood proteins, stores vitamins for later release into the bloodstream, removes toxins (including alcohol)
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This particular disease deals with having your liver being attacked by several viruses. "Which causes the liver to swell" says Dr. King. You liver does many jobs so if it stops working then you body starts to shut down. There are many effects to this disease. First, there is Jaundice, this is where your skin starts to turn into a yellow like color(Mayo Clinic Staff). It looks very scary if you have ever seen it. Secondly, according to Dr. King, "you can start to feel nauseous or even start to vomit." Lastly, many people tend to lose weight from the disease. It can get to the point where you do not look the same anymore. There are three different viruses of Hepatic Cancer: A,B, and C(Collins English Dictionary). Some of them are not that severe but there is one that is very severe. Since there are three different viruses that also means there are different ways that they form. All have the same symptoms, which sometimes makes it hard to figure out which one you have. So the doctors usually take a few tests to be…show more content…
There is such a thing as excessive alcohol consumption. This is where the person is drinking alcohol more often than a normal person should. They may be able to take that much alcohol but their body cannot. One of the jobs of the liver is removing toxins. That includes alcohol, so when there is a frequent consumption of it the liver cannot remove all of it. Secondly, there is the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). "This is the negative effect of being overly obese" states Dr. King. NAFLD is when the liver contains excessive amount of fat which sooner or later becomes cancer. Lastly, there is the most common, Diabetes. Diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, usually occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, characterized by inadequate production or utilization of insulin(Collins English Dictionary). People with diabetes are at a higher risk than people without the

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