Viral hepatitis is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. Chronic viral hepatitis can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which accounts for 80% of all liver cancer cases and is the third most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Therefore, early diagnosis of viral hepatitis can prevent liver cancer and save lives.
This October, for Liver Cancer Awareness Month, let’s come together to raise our collective voice to increase awareness of liver cancer’s connection to viral hepatitis.
Hepatitis vaccination, testing, treatment and care should be integrated into national cancer prevention and control strategies and programmes.
Read the liver cancer advocacy briefing linked below, created by the World Hepatitis Alliance to raise awareness of the relationship between viral hepatitis and liver cancer.