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Advanced Liver Disease Main Forums => Advanced Liver Disease => Topic started by: Hep Editors on December 02, 2019, 12:39:34 pm

Title: People With Cirrhosis May Skip Liver Cancer Monitoring Due to Cost
Post by: Hep Editors on December 02, 2019, 12:39:34 pm
People with liver cirrhosis may delay or forgo recommended monitoring for liver cancer because of financial concerns and lack of insurance, according to a study to be presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). These findings underline the need for better strategies to address these barriers for at-risk individuals.

Over years or decades, chronic hepatitis B or C, heavy alcohol use, fatty liver disease and other factors can lead to serious liver complications, including cirrhosis (scarring), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common type of primary liver cancer) and liver failure that requires a transplant.

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