Your liver is an important organ

It helps your body digest food and absorb nutrients.

The liver produces bile, a substance your body needs to absorb vitamins.

Equally important, the liver filters drugs, alcohol, chemicals and environmental toxins from your blood. It can filter up to 1 1/2 quarts of blood each day. Its role as a blood filter makes the liver susceptible to secondary (metastatic) cancers.

These are cancers whose cells can spread to the liver through the bloodstream from other parts of the body.

Liver Anatomy

  1. Right lobe of liver
  2. Left lobe of liver
  3. Gallbladder
  4. Stomach
  5. Superior mesenteric artery
  6. Superior mesenteric vein
  7. Duodenum
  8. Pancreas

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