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Risk factors for primary liver cancer
About 21,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year. One of the few cancers on the rise in the United States, it’s about twice as common in men than in women. Risk factors include other liver diseases, mainly cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease…

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Amy’s Story

Liver Cancer Learn More about Liver Cancer The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of caregiver Amy Lydon who, at a very young age, dealt with the loss of her very dear friend to ...

Donald’s Story

Liver Cancer Learn More about Liver Cancer The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of patient Donald Melillo who survived liver cancer and has become an advocate for and helps others with liver cancer ...

Menchie’s Story

Liver Cancer Learn More about Liver Cancer The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of caregiver Menchie Garcia who suffered the loss of her husband, Roger to liver cancer. This interview is for those ...

Barb’s Story

Liver Cancer Learn More about Liver Cancer The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of patient Barb Pitts who was diagnosed with liver cancer. This interview is for those who seek to understand more ...

Lisa’s Story

Bile Duct Cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) Learn More about Bile Duct Cancer The word cholangiocarcinoma was not part of our vocabulary till 2010, along with words like tumor markers, bilirubin, liver panels, bile ducts and so many ...

Rare Liver Disease Month Focus: Rare Forms of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is cancer that occurs in the liver. Primary liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of the liver. Secondary liver cancer develops when cancer cells from another part of the body ...

Pediatric Liver Disease and COVID-19

January 27, 2021 we hosted a panel of experts who answered questions about how COVID-19 is impacting children with liver disease and what you need to know. Participants had the opportunity to has panelists questions ...

Liver Cancer Surveillance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

ALF Patient Advocate Susan Ventura sat down with ALF National Medical Advisory Committee member Dr. Catherine Frenette, hepatologist at Scripps MD Anderson Center in San Diego to ask her our most frequently asked questions about ...

Liver Awareness Month: Cirrhosis

Let’s Stop the Progression of Liver Disease Did you have a chance to read our blog post about fibrosis and how liver disease is staged? If not, check it out here. As a reminder, fibrosis ...

Liver Awareness Month: Fibrosis

Let’s Stop the Progression of Liver Disease Last week, in our hepatitis blog post, we reviewed the role of inflammation in the liver and what happens when someone has liver disease and develops hepatitis. If ...

Liver Awareness Month: Hepatitis

Let’s Stop the Progression of Liver Disease Did you know that hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver? Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and an important part of our healing, or immune, ...

Progression of Liver Disease/Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 100 different liver diseases? There are also many common causes of liver disease include: Viruses Genetics Autoimmune disease Excessive alcohol use Poor diet and/or obesity Reactions to medications, ...

Liver Week 2020

Did you know there are over 100 types of liver diseases? As the American Liver Foundation, our mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver ...

ALF Raises Awareness About Liver Cancer in October

November 2, 2018 Each October, the American Liver Foundation helps to raise awareness about liver cancer with a media campaign during Liver Cancer Awareness Month. This year, we placed 30-second radio ads in New York ...

Facebook Live Presentation: End Stage Liver Disease

Click here to watch the recorded presentation (must be logged in to Facebook) Dr. Caroline Jouhourian, a gastroenterologist from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, MA, will join our own Lindsay Ventura, Community Outreach and ...

Liver Cancer Awareness Month 2017

It’s October, and that means it’s Liver Cancer Awareness Month! For the fourth year in a row, the American Liver Foundation has partnered with Bayer Healthcare for a public awareness campaign. The efforts aim to ...

Liver Disease Statistics

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 70.1 percent reported that ...

Q&A About Liver Cancer

The American Liver Foundation reached out to top doctors Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, and Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD., to get answers to the most commonly asked liver cancer questions ...

Are You at Risk for Liver Cancer?

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6 Things You Should Know About Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is the growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver. Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer. Cancer that spreads to the liver from another organ is metastatic liver cancer. Risk ...

Managing Liver Disease

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our fourth poster of the month: Managing Liver Disease ...

Managing Medications

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our second poster of the month: Managing Medications ...

What is Disease Management?

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our first poster of the month: What is Disease Management? ...

Managing Medications with Liver Disease

July is Disease Management Month for the American Liver Foundation’s Get Fit program! Check out our webinar of the month: Managing Medications with Liver Disease ...

Liver Cancer on the Rise

New Comprehensive Study Shows Overall Cancer Deaths Down, With Liver Cancer as the Concerning Exception Recently, the National Cancer Institute released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. Alarmingly, the report ...

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

Liver cancer strikes 33,000 Americans annually, according to the American Cancer Society and it is expected that 23,000 Americans will die as a result of liver cancer this year. The incidence of liver cancer has ...

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