Liver Cancer Rates Are Rising. Do You Know the Treatable Risk Factors?

Liver Cancer Rates Are Rising. Do You Know the Treatable Risk Factors?

Liver cancer diagnoses have more than tripled in the United States since 1980. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter The culprit? A perfect storm of treatable factors, one Michigan Medicine specialist says. The prevalence of hepatitis C in baby boomers — as well as spiking rates of obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol among all ages — is responsible, says Neehar Parikh, M.D., M.S., a clinical lecturer and medical director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Liver Tumor Program. Many boomers don’t know they have hepatitis C because screenings of donated blood and organs were not...

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