Hepatocellular carcinoma was the type of liver that late K24 news anchor Anjlee Gadhvi battled with.
Liver cancer begins in the cells of the liver.
Some of the symptoms include; Losing weight, appetite loss, abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, Abdominal swelling, discolouration of your skin and white stool.
Diabetes, Aflatoxins, excessive alcohol are some of the factors that increase the chances of getting this killer disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, factors that increase the risk of primary liver cancer include:
- Chronic infection with HBV or HCV. Chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases your risk of liver cancer.
- Cirrhosis. This progressive and irreversible condition causes scar tissue to form in your liver and increases your chances of developing liver cancer.
- Certain inherited liver diseases. Liver diseases that can increase the risk of liver cancer include hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease.
- Diabetes. People with this blood sugar disorder have a greater risk of liver cancer than those who don’t have diabetes.
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. An accumulation of fat in the liver increases the risk of liver cancer.
- Exposure to aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are poisons produced by molds that grow on crops that are stored poorly. Crops, such as grains and nuts, can become contaminated with aflatoxins, which can end up in foods made of these products.
- Excessive alcohol consumption. Consuming more than a moderate amount of alcohol daily over many years can lead to irreversible liver damage and increase your risk of liver cancer.
Gadhvi passed away on 10th January 2020 – at 13:15 while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan hospital.