The primitive cancer of the liver is formed in the cells of the liver (hépatocytes), the bile ducts or the blood-vessels.
The primitive cancer of the liver is different from the cancer which occurs elsewhere in the organization to be propagated then with the liver (called secondary or metastatic cancer of the liver).
The liver is one of the bulkiest bodies of the human body. It is placed in the upper part of the abdomen, the right side, and is protected by the lower coasts.
Two sections, called lobes, divide the liver, the left right and it, this last being smallest.
The liver fulfills several functions essential with your health:
It produces enzymes and bile which facilitate digestion,
It stores energy, vitamins and minerals and releases them in blood when the body needs some,
It synthesizes proteins which contribute to the coagulation of blood in order to stop the bleeding in the event of cut or of wound.
It removes blood from the harmful elements like the alcohol and waste of the organization,
It regularizes the quantity of certain chemical substances naturally present in the body, for example cholesterol.
The liver is supplied in blood starting from two sources. The hepatic artery, which transports blood towards the liver, contains a great quantity of oxygen, coming from the lungs and the heart. The blood which comes from the intestines, rich in nutrients, arrives towards the liver by the portal vein.
Most primitive cancers of the liver develop in the cells of the liver (hépatocytes), one calls them carcinomata hépatocellulaires.
The cholangiocarcinomist, less frequent, occurs in the bile ducts, which convey the bile produced by the liver to the gall bladder, where it will be preserved until the organization needs for the digestive process.
The contained information here relates to cancers hépatocellulaires, but the cholangiocarcinomists are often treated same manner.
The secondary cancer of the liver (also called metastatic cancer of the liver), comes from a cancer located elsewhere in the organization and which thereafter will be propagated with the liver.