Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer’

March 10th, 2015

Infection with Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Cirrhosis

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People who are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a higher risk for developing the liver disease cirrhosis, particularly within the first five years after infection. These findings were released in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cirrhosis, or late-stage fibrosis, is a chronic liver disease characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, hcv, hepatitis c virus, Liver Cancer, liver cancer prevention, liver disease, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


July 31st, 2014

Hepatitis C Cases Could Be Cured By Novel Oral Drug Regimen

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According to the results of two new clinical studies published in The Lancet, two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens for hepatitis C virus infection provide shorter and more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for most patients affected with the disease. Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects about 150 million people around the […]

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Tags: hepatitis, Liver Cancer, liver cancer prevention, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


November 8th, 2013

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer

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Good news for coffee addicts—new research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent. In fact, the study—published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology—found that people who consume more than three cups of coffee per day reduce their risk by more than 50 percent.[1] The liver is the […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


May 8th, 2013

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C

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People infected with chronic hepatitis C are less likely to develop liver cancer if they are taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for over 500 functions, including the secretion of glucose, proteins, […]

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Tags: Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


March 12th, 2012

Study Identifies Risk Factors Including Hepatitis C and Alcohol for Developing Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)

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Liver cancer incidence has increased over time in the United States, and chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus now plays an important role in many cases. These results were published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for many vital functions. Among other things, the […]

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Tags: Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


November 9th, 2011

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk

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People who have received a solid organ transplant (such as a kidney or liver) are twice as likely as people in the general population to develop cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2010, more than 28,000 solid organ transplants were performed in the United States. These procedures […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, General Renal Cancer, Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Renal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


April 15th, 2011

Cancer Risk May Rise Even with Moderate Drinking

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People who currently consume alcohol or have done so in the past may have an increased risk of developing cancer, even those who drink moderately. These findings were recently reported in the journal BMJ. Worldwide, an estimated 3.5% of all cancer deaths are attributable to alcohol. Links have been established between alcohol and several types […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


April 11th, 2011

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

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The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A report on the status of cancer is published each year by the […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


January 3rd, 2008

Increased Risk of Liver Cancer for Patients with Cirrhosis Who Overexpress EGF

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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 (EGF) in the liver have a significantly increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Patients who overexpress […]

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Tags: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer