Have you heard the news? Recent reports reveal that the number of Americans dying from liver cancer has increased by 43 percent over the past 16 years. But what’s behind this disturbing trend — and should you be worried? Lack of screening for Hepatitis C Hepatitis C, a virus that gradually eats away at the … Continue reading Why are more people dying from liver cancer?
We wear red for cardiovascular health, buy pink to support breast cancer research, stop smoking to prevent lung cancer. Too much sugar intake and we will develop diabetes. We hear these messages every day. But is anyone talking about the disease that is killing more baby boomers than any other cause? According to the Center … Continue reading 14 things you should know about liver disease
For many people, waiting on a liver transplant can take years on the current wait list. According to Donate Life Texas, an average of 18 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The traditional organ donor model of waiting on a deceased donor organ to match the recipient has created significant wait … Continue reading Living liver donors shorten wait times for those needing a transplant
More people in the U.S. die of liver disease than is generally believed, according to a recent research paper by Sumeet Asrani, M.D., a Baylor Research Institute scientist and hepatology specialist. “The main message of the paper,” Dr. Asrani said, “is that liver disease is common and liver-related mortality is underestimated. For example, according to the … Continue reading Liver Disease is More Deadly Than We Think
Find Out What It Is And How To Prevent It When you think of patients who are diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver or fatty liver disease, you may be picturing an alcoholic who has been drinking heavily for years. But, that’s not the case anymore. There’s a disturbing new trend in liver disease and … Continue reading Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise