Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Liver cancer is a major health problem. Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Your liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach.

Several types of cancer can form in the liver. Other types of liver cancer, such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma, are much less common as the most common type of liver cancer –  hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally, with more than 850,000 new cases annually all around the world and the number is still increasing very fast. HCC is considered to be one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. It is associated with liver cirrhosis in western populations, but can also occur in non-cirrhotic, especially in eastern populations with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Most people don’t exhibit symptoms in the early stages of HCC. However, when signs and symptoms do appear, they might be related to cancer or to chronic liver disease.

Due to this fact, ELPA will devote the whole month of October to share the awareness, information, important data with our followers. We call out to our stakeholders, industry, health institutions to help us raise the awareness among wider population.  

Join us and help us share the awareness about liver cancer.  

How?

 

–        Share the material below (Share it with your audience, colleagues and friends, family members, etc…

–        Use  #LiverCancerAwarenessMonth on your social media or

–        Use  #LiverCancerAwarenessMonth frame for your profile Facebook picture

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