Liver Cancer

10 Jun

Liver cancer is a killer. Five-year survival rates are 30 percent if the cancer is diagnosed early, but 3 percent if it has metastasized. And the incidence has doubled in both men and women in the last two decades (men have triple the risk of women). Obesity, diabetes, and hepatitis may explain why. The CDC recommends that baby boomers get tested (once) for hepatitis C.

You have a higher risk if you:

have chronic hepatitis B or C infection

have diabetes

have alcoholic liver disease or cirrhosis

smoke cigarettes

Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter May 2015

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