Liver Cancer rates tripled in the past 30 years
Over the past 30 years, rates of liver cancer have tripled in the U.S. In 2016 alone, nearly 40,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer. Why are rates increasing? Research suggests some possible reasons for an increase in liver cancer include obesity, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, diabetes and untreated hepatitis. Doctors recommend being proactive to reduce your risk, such as consuming less alcohol and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s also important to know the symptoms of liver cancer, so you can talk with your doctor immediately as the survival rate is almost three times higher if caught in an early stage. Be proactive, know the signs and spread the word to others.