How To Avoid Transmission Of Liver Cancer?

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, my father has been diagnosed with liver cancer, I as his son want to take care of it, but how can I prevent it from getting infected?

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Hi Dilla,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The liver is an organ that plays an important role in the detoxification process of toxins from the body. The growth of liver cells that are excessive and uncontrolled, and are malignant is called liver cancer. There are many types of cancer that can affect liver cells, but the most common is hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, there are many other types of cancer, such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, and so on.

The cause of a person experiencing liver cancer is often not clearly known. However, in some cases, liver cancer can arise due to a history of previous hepatitis virus infection (especially Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses), causing DNA mutations. In addition, several other risk factors that can increase a person's risk of developing liver cancer are cirrhosis, having an inherited liver disorder, diabetes, fatty liver, excessive alcohol consumption, and also excessive exposure to aflatoxins.

Liver cancer is not an infectious disease. However, children of parents with liver cancer are more at risk of developing liver function disorders than other people. Furthermore, risk factors for liver cancer can also be transmitted. Therefore, it is very important for you to do prevention, including in the following ways:

Stay away from alcohol Maintain an ideal body weight Avoid exposure to harmful chemicals Get the Hepatitis B vaccine Do not have casual sex, especially with a partner who has a history of infection with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or other sexually transmitted infections Avoid using unsterilized needles You can also do regular medical check-ups to the doctor to detect early possible disturbances in your liver function.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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