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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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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on April 28, 2014

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