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?
In 1986, Rhonda Jung was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer called Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that could not be treated by radiation or chemotherapy. Rhonda, who was 24 at the time, was Baylor University Medical Center’s 61st liver transplant recipient. Rhonda said that getting a liver transplant changed her outlook on life. Once she … Continue reading Third Chance at Life: Life after two organ transplants
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
I’m almost halfway through my thirties, and I’ve recently noticed some skin spots that I remember seeing on the arms of my grandmother and aunts when I was growing up. I always heard them called “liver spots,” which sounds a little unnerving to me. So I started thinking, “Are these spots evidence of liver troubles? … Continue reading Liver spots: What you need to know
“Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!” It one of the most memorable calls in sports broadcasting history. Howard Cosell uttered those words after George Foreman sent Joe Frazier to the mat in a 1973 fight for the World Heavyweight Championship. Foreman would go on to win the Heavyweight Title that night in Jamaica. After that fight, Frazier … Continue reading Down Goes Frazier: “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier’s Battle With Liver Cancer