Liver Cancer: 6 Tips To Lower The Chances Of Developing It
February 8, 2018 16:49
Liver cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the world. It is responsible for more than 800,000 deaths per year making it the second leading cause of death from cancer. It is imperative that we as a society do whatever needs to be done to prevent this terrible illness.
Viral infections are the leading cause of liver cancer today with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) being the main culprits. Both of these viruses represent infectious diseases which means they can be either contained or vaccinated against.
Cirrhosis, mainly induced by alcohol consumption, can lead to liver cancer. Namely, hepatocellular carcinoma can form from a tumor in the scar tissue left by cirrhosis.