New Evidence About Liver Cancer
Early Detection And Prevention
Cancer.Net reports there is increasing evidence that certain medications and anti-viral treatments for chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C infections can reduce the inflammation and damage they can cause in the liver. This is likely to have a positive impact on liver cancer prevention, particularly if taken before cirrhosis develops.
Also, a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center found that ultrasound imaging in combination with a blood test for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) could improve the detection of early-stage liver cancer by 40%.
By becoming aware of and changing some of your habits, you have control over some of the risks of liver cancer. Talking with your health professional is a good next step to take, to discuss if your personal risks would benefit from the information above.