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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. In 2014, about 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. In addition to the physical problems and emotional distress caused by cancer, the high costs of care are also a burden to patients, their families, and to the public. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer is lowered. Hopefully, this will reduce the burden of cancer and lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. Cancer...

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    Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 15, 2015

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