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Understanding Liver Cancer -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Liver Cancer?

Here are ways to reduce your risk of getting liver cancer:

  • If you risk exposure to hepatitis, ask your doctor about getting immunized.
  • Practice safe sex and avoid IV drug use.
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation.
  • If you work around chemicals linked to liver cancer, follow safety guidelines to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • Before taking iron supplements, check with a doctor to make sure you really need them.
  • Do not use anabolic steroids unless medically necessary.

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What is prevention?

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective...

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Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 15, 2015

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