Liver Health Policy Update: Despite Liver Cancer Trends We Have Opportunity

October 1, 2019

SAP Partners

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, an annual national awareness campaign centered around raising the voices of those impacted by liver cancer, showing the importance of liver cancer screening and prevention, and examining the future of the liver cancer landscape worldwide.

Each year tens of thousands of people hear the words “You have liver cancer” and sadly these numbers are increasing, unlike many other cancers.

The statistics are frightening and staggering, and the trends may paint a picture that seems insurmountable, but they also provide an opportunity. According to the American Cancer Society 70% of liver cancer cases could be prevented. We also know that obesity, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the opioid epidemic, and HBV are all critical drivers in the rise of liver cancer. A disease that is interconnected in so many ways, and known to be preventable, provides an opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues, peers, and experts in other disease states.

To answer the call of all impacted by liver cancer, we must collaborate and commit to improving liver cancer outcomes. One voice is never as effective as many united behind a single cause.

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, an annual national awareness campaign centered around raising the voices of those impacted by liver cancer, showing the importance of liver cancer screening and prevention, and examining the future of the liver cancer landscape worldwide.

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