Important Liver Cancer Warning
Liver cancer is on the rise. It is now the second biggest cause of cancer death globally. Find out how to protect yourself and your family.
The National Institutes of Health released a statement last week about the urgent need to reduce the risk of liver cancer. “Liver cancer is one of the most profoundly important cancers on our planet”. This is a quote from Dr. John Groopman, the Anna M. Baetjer professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and professor of oncology and associate director for cancer prevention and control at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In the USA, liver cancer is the most rapidly rising solid tumor in men and women, mostly due to skyrocketing rates of fatty liver disease. Most sufferers die of the disease before the age of 50. A number of factors raise the risk of liver cancer; the biggest ones are hepatitis B and C infection, type 2 diabetes, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (a more severe form of fatty liver). Groopman went on to say “There are about 500 million hepatitis B carriers worldwide. One hundred million people are expected to die in this century from liver cancer.”
Liver cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, and once detected, it has often spread throughout much of the liver. The most important way to reduce your risk is to avoid contracting hepatitis B or C, and avoid developing a fatty liver. If your liver is fatty, it means there is too much inflammation inside. If liver cells are chronically inflamed, they are at greater risk of becoming cancerous.
Fortunately fatty liver is reversible and I can show you how to do that. Selenium is also critically important for reducing liver cancer risk because it has anti-viral properties and raises glutathione.