#OctoberIs4Livers - Liver Cancer Awareness Month
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Liver cancer is on the rise, in fact, it is now the fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in Australia. The good news is that up to 70% of liver cancer is preventable, and there are simple things we can all do to protect our liver.
If you are living with hepatitis B make sure you see your doctor every six months for a check-up. Regular testing helps your doctor decide if you need treatment which lowers your chances of developing liver cancer.
Highly successful and simple treatments are available to cure hepatitis C. If your liver had no signs of damage before being cured, your chance of developing liver cancer is the same as someone who has never had hepatitis C. If you had advanced liver disease or cirrhosis before starting hepatitis C treatment, your doctor may recommend regular liver cancer screening.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
If you have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake can reduce your risk of developing liver cancer.
Give yourself the best possible protection
- Eat a healthy diet with lots of whole foods, exercise regularly and limit alcohol intake.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis B. Vaccination is even free for some groups of people.
- Ask your GP for a liver health check and hepatitis test.
If you have any questions about your liver health or liver cancer prevention, call the Hepatitis Queensland Infoline on 1800 437 222.