Join the commitment to reduce liver cancer on World Cancer Day

February 2, 2021

World Cancer Day is an international day held on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

Did you know?

  • Liver cancer is our fastest growing cause of cancer death, and the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia
  • Men are three times as likely to be diagnosed as women
  • Treatments exist for many forms of liver cancer, so see your doctor if concerned
  • Prevention strategies to reduce the spread of hepatitis B and the incidence of primary liver cancer include vaccinating people at risk against the virus, and monitoring the health of people already infected
  • Causes of liver cancer include Hepatitis B or C viruses which result in long term (chronic) infection – the biggest known risk factor for primary liver cancer in Australia.
  • Other factors can increase the risk of developing liver cancer, such as:

– fatty liver disease or genetic disorders including haemochromatosis, or alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency

– type 2 diabetes

– high alcohol consumption

– obesity

– smoking tobacco

– exposure to certain chemicals.

The World Cancer Day campaign ‘I Am and I Will’ encourages supporters to reflect on what they can do to reduce the impact of cancer for themselves, their community and the wider world. This theme serves as a powerful reminder that we all have a positive role to play in creating a world without cancer.

For those experiencing liver cancer, their World Cancer Day message may be ‘I am a survivor and I will inspire others’ or ‘I am experiencing liver cancer and I will spread the word about liver health.’  Whoever you are, your actions – big and small – can make lasting, positive change.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands where we work - the lands of the Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We express our gratitude to them for their continued care and curation of these lands and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

LiverWELL observes and honours the Kulin Nation's intrinsic connection to land, sky and water, and the creator Bunjil. LiverWELL is committed to being led and informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on bridging health outcomes for communities and improving liver health.