Indeed cancer is not a disease that can not be cured completely. When detected with a fast / early and treated appropriately then the cancer can be cured completely. Unfortunately for detecting early-stage cancer is not as easy back your hand because not all cancer provide a unique phenomenon in the patient so as to encourage patients to seek treatment. In addition to early detection is the cost / screening is not exactly cheap.
One risk factor that can be avoided such as smoking habits while that can not be avoided such as genetic or hereditary factors. Both of these factors are the same as a risk factor for cancer but only a cigarette habit that can be avoided.
Prevention of cancer here is an action that seeks to avoid anything that becomes a risk factor for cancer and increase protective factors to prevent cancer.
Although some risk factors can be avoided does not mean you will be one hundred percent free of cancer. Instead of people whose lives are filled with risk factors for cancer is unlikely they will eventually have cancer. Every individual has a different sensitivity to the uniqueness or difference against cancer. Therefore there is a good idea to always consult a doctor to get the right information to prevent cancer.
Liver cancer or hepatocellular cancer is often referred to is a cancer that grows and develops in the cells or liver tissue. Cancer is not a result of metastases of cancer that occurs in other organs.
Liver is one of the largest organ found in the human body. Located on the upper right abdomen and is protected in part by the rib cage. The liver has an important function, especially in the metabolism of food into energy as well as a blood storage organ.
Some Risk Factors
Some risk factor for of hepatocellular cancer or liver cancer are:
* Sex. Men are more susceptible to liver cancer when compared with women. This increase is attributable to genetic factors and the man most active smokers.
* Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver. Chronic Hepatitis B and C are the most important risk factor of liver cancer. Risks will increase when a person has both hepatitis simultaneously.
* Liver Cirrhosis. People with liver cirrhosis with liver cancer has a chance greater than those who did not.
* Disorders of metabolism. Some metabolic disorders may increase the risk of liver cancer for example, disorders that cause a buildup of iron in the liver (hemochromatosis).
Early examination or routine liver cancer screening conducted among others by examination Ultra So no graph or abdominal ultrasound, CT scan and blood tests.
Until now the right treatment for liver cancer in Indonesia is still scarce, a lot is to do with the liver transplant and it can only be done in foreign countries with expensive fees.
In conclusion, if you do have risk factors as I mentioned above, it helps you get to the doctor to screen for liver cancer. Spare your heart.
This paper is dedicated to my brother who is battling advanced stages of liver cancer at the General Hospital. Singapore