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How can you prevent liver lesions?

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You can lower your chances of getting cancerous liver lesions if you exercise, stay at a healthy weight, and drink only in moderation (up to two drinks a day for men and one for women).

And you can do a few things to keep from getting hepatitis B or C, which cause 80% of liver cancer cases. You can get vaccinated against hepatitis B, wear condoms when you have sex, and don’t share needles if you use them to do recreational drugs.

From: What Are Liver Lesions? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 27, 2017

SOURCES:

American Liver Association: “Benign Liver Tumors.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Malignant Hepatic Lesions.”

California Pacific Medical Center: “Metastatic Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment,” “Non-Cancerous Liver Lesions Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Liver Cancer Prevention & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 27, 2017

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