Liver Cancer

The number of liver cancer cases has nearly tripled in the United States over the past three decades. Find out whether you're at risk, the latest available treatments, and hear from others who live with liver cancer (or, care for loved ones).

Coffee (Even Decaf) Cuts Liver Cancer Risk

Just one cup of coffee a day may reduce the risk for the most common type of liver cancer—hepatocellular cancer—by about 20 percent. Drinking five cups a day appears to slash the risk in half, according to research was conducted at the University of ...

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U.S. Liver Cancer Death Rate Skyrockets

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that liver cancer deaths climbed an astonishing 43 percent from 2000 to 2016 in the United States, while overall cancer deaths declined during this same period.

By Diane Domina

Prevent Liver Cancer After Hep C

Hepatitis C, caused by a virus transmitted through blood, can cause liver damage, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

By Nirah Johnson

Can Liver Damage Reverse After Hep C Treatment?

A slow and silent disease, the hepatitis C (hep C) virus is transmitted through exposure to infected blood. Left untreated, the virus can cause inflammation, fibrosis and then cirrhosis of the liver. This means that over a period of time, the virus c...

By Nirah Johnson

Coffee may cut liver cancer risk

Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of liver cancer for heavy drinkers, concludes a new study by the World Cancer Research Fund International in London. Researchers analyzed 34 studies involving 8.2 million people, of which 24,500 had liver canc...

Leon & His Liver: One Man's Transplant Journey

When Leon Tranchemontagne served in the military, he required dozens of blood transfusions, which destroyed his liver. The journey to find a transplant would be a long and difficult one.

By Erica Sanderson

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Combining Liver Cancer Tests Boosts Early Detection

Current screening guidelines for people at increased risk for liver cancer vary – some call for ultrasound imaging and others for imaging and other laboratory tests. Now, a study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Cent...

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, most baby boomers have not been screened for hepatitis C (HCV) – the virus that’s responsible for half of all cases of live...

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.