Sugar is as sugar does. Too much of it in any form can lead to cellular damage in your liver that leads to liver cancer — the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. In our modern society, however, it’s pretty hard to avoid consuming too much sugar.
The incidence of chronic liver disease and the mortality rate for liver cancer has increased in the last 10 years among the Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-SHOW-nee), the current day six-tribe Iroquois Confederacy whose Indigenous Peoples connect ancestrall
The symptoms of liver cancer can be nonspecific. The most common way that liver cancer is diagnosed is when a patient goes to their primary care doctor or their gastroenterologist for a routine follow-up and has some blood tests that come back abnormal.
The health risks associated with alcohol use are well known. A drink once in a while is fine, but excessive drinking can lead to serious health problems.
Ronald Bolander, 85 — husband, father, retired corporate executive, volunteer and four-time liver cancer survivor — has been cancer-free for seven years.
David Prince, now 76, recalls the wonderful road trips he took with his family when he was a child. “My father had a fascination with visiting cemeteries, and I remember being impressed by the lists of accomplishments that filled row after row of tombstones.”
Hepatitis C is the most common blood-transmitted virus in the United States and the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide.
February 14, known to many as Valentine’s Day, is also World Cholangiocarcinoma Day, an international effort to raise awareness about a very rare but aggressive type of cancer.
The incidence of liver cancer is increasing, making primary liver (and bile duct) cancer the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Experts attribute this to the high prevalence of fatty liver disease, a condition associated with insulin resistance, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.