Understanding Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Each year, nearly three quarters of a million people die from liver cancer. Liver cancer is one of the most fatal cancers, with a five-year survival rate under 15%. However, the majority of cases of liver cancer are preventable. Long-term (chronic) infection with the hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of liver cancer. Nearly 1 in 10 Asians has chronic hepatitis B infection, but most are unaware of their infection because they have no symptoms, placing them at high risk for liver cancer. Learn about how to screen for hepatitis B and how to prevent it. Help put an end to liver cancer.
Speaker: Stephanie Chao, MD, The Asian Liver Center