2. Pain in the Right Side
Pay attention to what you feel in the right side of your upper abdomen. If liver cancer is still at its early stage, the person might not feel any kind of discomfort. As the disease develops and progresses, the tumor starts growing which causes pain and pressure in the upper abdominal area. Some patients feel referred pain in the right shoulder blade. This happens when the organ starts to press on the nerves. The discomfort may be sporadic or constant. If the liver presses on the diaphragm, you may start hiccupping.