Posts Tagged ‘liver cancer’

Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancer

Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancer By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois Today at 4:26 p.m. URBANA, Ill. – Consumption of broccoli has increased in the United States over the last few decades as scientists have reported that eating the vegetable three to five times per week can lower the risk of…

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Experts warn of a liver cancer time bomb

Experts warn of a liver cancer time bomb Increased diagnosis and treatment of people with hepatitis B is vital to prevent a liver cancer time bomb, experts warn. A liver cancer prevention policy launched by the Cancer Council on Monday calls for increased testing of groups at risk of hepatitis B, and notes that less…

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Tumors of the Liver and Biliary System

Tumors of the Liver and Biliary System The liver filters both arterial and portal venous blood and thus is a major site for the spread of metastatic cancers, particularly those that originate in the abdomen. Metastatic liver tumors can develop after the primary tumor has been identified, or patients can present initially with the signs…

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Therapies Can Extend Life in Infiltrative Liver Cancer

Therapies Can Extend Life in Infiltrative Liver Cancer SAN FRANCISCO – Both sorafenib and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization/radiofrequency ablation can extend the lives of patients with infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a retrospective review of 155 patients. The radiologic-based therapy gave patients a median of 3 additional months of life; sorafenib (Nexavar) gave them a median…

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