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Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Liver cancer is disease of the liver. Growth of abnormal cells in the liver lead to liver cancer. The growth is malignant or spreads to other body parts as it is in the phase of metastasis.
  • Liver cancer is emerging as a killer cancer in India
  • The risk of Liver Cancer is high if you are affected by viruses such as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.
  • Cirrhosis or scaring of the liver
  • Consumption of Aflatoxin.

Hepatitis A: t is an infection caused in the liver due to consumption of any infected food or water containing the virus. It normally heals on its own, but as it progresses it may harm the liver and up the chances of liver cancer.

Hepatitis B or C: These viruses occur due to contact with blood, semen or any body fluid of the person. Hepatitis B is very serious form of viral infection which can lead to scarring of the liver which may lead to liver cancer. It is mandatory for blood banks to test for hepatitis B before doing a blood transfusion.

There are 6 types of Hepatitis viruses which are A, B, C, D, E &G viruses. D&E may occur due drinking highly contaminated water. Hepatitis D or HDV virus mainly occurs due to having unprotected sexual contact or usage of dirty needles.

The best way to prevent liver cancer:

  • Avoid junk food or food outside like juices made of contaminated ice or water, you can prevent hepatitis A by doing so
  • Limit consumption of alcohol
  • Don’t eat stale food as it may lead to build up of toxins in the body
  • Eat healthy food, full of fiber
  • Drink good water, or boil your water before you drink the same.
  • Vaccinate yourself and your family for hepatitis A&B
  • Get a liver function test done periodically.

These preventive steps help us go a long way in preventing liver cancer.

KIMS hospital Secunderabad is the best hospital to treat cancers of liver. We have the best team of oncologists and gastroenterologists who have expertise in treating cancer in the liver. KIMS is the top most hospital in Hyderabad for treatment of liver cancer. We have a 24 hour cancer helpline to treat any emergency. Many patients are undergoing treatment of liver cancer and have reported good outcomes during the course of the treatment.



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