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Liver cancer in the Philippines: A silent epidemic
 

Liver cancer in the Philippines: A silent epidemic

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Liver-associated diseases in the Philippines are all on the rise, some of them are highly attributable to lifestyle practices. Here’s an overview of the “liver diseases epidemic” that’s quietly gripping the country.
 
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3 Nov 2016 - General
 
The Filipino lifestyle really make us prone to certain illnesses. With, 10 to 12 percent of the Philippine population (101 million) have liver cancer, it is truly cause for concern. The abuse, misuse and increased intake is hard to control, especially since it has been a part of the culture of Filipinos. But increasing the awareness of people may do some good. If there is a way to prevent the onset of liver diseases, it should be done. Early lifestyle modification will significantly turn things ...
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Liver cancer, hepato cellular carcinoma in other words, is one of the worst cancers to have even though every cancer is bad to have. Because once someone gets it it deteriorates with an eye blink and spreads rapidly. It can be primary or secondary. Incidence is higher in people with a history of cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C virus and fatty liver disease. A first degree family history, hepatitis B infection, alcohol use and increased iron deposition are the other known causes. When it is found...
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Good food and drinks with unmatched hospitality is what the Philippines is known for. Filipinos are fond of celebrating occasions that trace to the Spanish and American culture infusion. We can consume more alcohol regularly in the Philippines because drinks here are really cheap (around $1.5 per bottle). Regular alcohol drinking can lead to development of cirrhotic liver that is a risk factor for liver cancer. As for diet and lifestyle, Filipino food is notoriously healthy and high in fat and p...
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Chih Chiang Nieh yes, liver cirrhosis triggered cancer cases found more. Chronic alcoholics prone to liver diseases. Contaminated blood and infected body secretions are cause Hepatitis B. Water and food doesn't transmit the disease. As you said it is transmit major through sex. It can controlled by vaccination. In India about 1 million people suffering from Hepatitis B in every year. All should aware of this...
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I absolutely agree with Md Shamim Reza. Liver cancer is usually preceded by cirrhosis of liver. The only exception is in hepatitis B which can skip the step of cirrhosis and straight away lead to hepatocellular carcinoma. The most common causes of liver cirrhosis are chronic hepatitis B &C, alcoholic liver disease and some hepatotoxins - like aflatoxins found in rotten peanuts, sweatcorn etc. All of these causes are preventable but genetic predisposition may not. Avoid alcohol, be careful a...
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In Philippines the liver diseases are more increasing than expected and it is observed that lifestyle has great impact on the increases of these diseases. The most common diseases are fatty liver diseases, hepatitis B and C infections, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer cases are on the rise. In 80 % of chronic liver illnesses, liver cirrhosis indirectly causes liver cancer because this irreversible scaring of liver is hard to get normalized. Fatty liver disease is on top of all liver diseases in...
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Liver cancer is usually preceded by cirrhosis of liver. The most common causes of liver cirrhosis are chronic hepatitis B &C, alcoholic liver disease and some hepatotoxins. The hepatitis B and C can even lead to hepatocellular carcinoma silently without a cirrhosis. All of these causes are preventable. Avoid alcohol, be careful about hepatitis B and C,don't take any medicine without advice from doctors. There are some other causes too, but prevention of these major factors will reduce t...
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