Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer Incidence is on the Rise in the United States (05-25-2010)

From 2001 to 2006, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) increased significantly with an average increase of 3.5% annually. This analysis was recently reported in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Often Linked to Diabetes (05-5-2010)

Diabetes increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and may account for a greater number of HCC cases in the United States than any other single HCC risk factor. These results were presented at the 101st annual meeting of the American Association... Continue Reading

Women with Hypothyroidism at Increased Risk of Liver Cancer (06-22-2009)

Women with Hypothyroidism at Increased Risk of Liver Cancer Long-term hypothyroidism in women significantly increases the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), according to the results of a study published in Hepatology.[1] The liver... Continue Reading

Liver Cancer Screening in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and C Improves Survival (03-8-2009)

Liver Cancer Screening in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and C Improves Survival Researchers in Hong Kong have reported that screening patients with chronic hepatitis for liver cancer improves liver cancer survival rates and may improve chances for... Continue Reading

Increased Risk of Liver Cancer for Patients with Cirrhosis Who Overexpress EGF (03-8-2009)

Increased Risk of Liver Cancer for Patients with Cirrhosis Who Overexpress EGF According to an article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, patients with cirrhosis of the liver who overexpress epithelial growth factor... Continue Reading

Genetic Characteristics of Hepatitis B Associated with Risk of Liver Cancer (03-8-2009)

Genetic Characteristics of Hepatitis B Associated with Risk of Liver Cancer Different genetic characteristics of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are associated with varying risks of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver... Continue Reading

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