Cancer arising originally from the liver or spread to the liver from cancer elsewhere can cause obstruction to the normal flow of digestive juice (bile) from liver into the bowel. Usually, patients are known to have a cancer or occasionally present to their doctor with symptoms related to this for the first time.
Usually, patients may present with worsening jaundice (yellowing of the white part of the eyes), itching, dark urine and pale/white stools and also sometimes with abdominal pain. The symptoms will worsen and impact on the quality of life if the obstruction is not relieved.
If you or family members have advanced cancer of the liver, which is causing worsening jaundice, this may be treatable with stenting the bile tube/duct which can reduce the yellowish skin discoloration and intractable itching. This may significantly improve the quality of life. Please ask your doctor for relevant information.