Worldwide, liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer and the third most common cause of death. In the United States as in France, the rates are highest among residents of the capital. Moreover, the number of new cases of cancer continues to increase. However, be aware that there are ways to prevent the contamination of this cancerous disease. As they say, prevention is better than cure! Want to know more? Then follow us until the end for more details!
Liver cancer: These details to consider
The most common type of liver cancer in adults is hepatocellular carcinoma (CHC). The latter usually develops in people with chronic (long-lasting) liver disease caused by hepatitis virus infection or cirrhosis. In fact, men are more likely to develop HCC than women. People with multiple risk factors have an even higher risk.
Of many risk factors have been linked to liver cancer. Not everyone with one or more of these will develop the disease. Indeed, the latter will therefore develop in those who have no known risk factor!
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can be transmitted through blood, semen, or other body fluids. HBV can be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth or by sharing needles used to inject illicit substances. It can cause swelling of the liver which leads to cancer. Routine HBV vaccination in early childhood reduces the incidence of HBV infection. The latter, moreover, is the main cause of liver cancer in Europe.
On the other hand, HCV can be transmitted through blood. Indeed, it is transmitted during blood transfusions or organ transplants. Today, blood banks test all donated blood for HCV. This greatly reduces the risk of contracting the virus when blood transfusions. It can cause cirrhosis which can lead to liver cancer.
How to prevent liver cancer?
The risk of developing liver cancer can be increased by the consumption of fatty foods, but especially alcoholic beverages! In addition, it can lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure but above all theaccumulation of fat in the liver ! This disease is more common in Africa, Southeast Asia and China. However, the number of people with this cancerous disease continues to increase! Moreover, France is considered one of the largest consumers of alcohol in the world.
Moreover, people who are victims of hepatitis B and C are most likely to get hit by liver cancer. Fortunately, researchers are there to ease our pain! Lately, people with these two infections have practically dropped! The reason ? Well, know that this is due to advances in vaccination. Moreover, the latter has already been tested and made official!