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Some treatments for childhood cancer may damage the liver.
The liver is a triangular-shaped organ located under the rib cage on the right side of the body. It:
Many people with liver damage have no symptoms at all.
But some people may have:
The liver sometimes swells. As liver damage increases, it may become hard (fibrosis) and scarred (cirrhosis).
Fluid may build up in the abdomen. The spleen may enlarge. Bleeding could occur into the esophagus or stomach. In very rare cases, liver cancer may develop.
Reviewed: December 2019