October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month! We are highlighting resources and events that can help raise liver cancer awareness in populations affected by viral hepatitis.
– HepMag’s overview of liver cancer provides basic information on liver cancer, including prevention and available types of treatment.
-The HepB Foundation’s Liver Cancer Connect Program houses resources on every step of the liver cancer continuum of care, with a needed emphasis on prevention.
– The American Liver Foundation’s website houses resources related to every part of the care continuum, for patients, caregivers and advocates. This user-friendly informational page , for example, is a great way to start the conversation about the adverse health effects of untreated hepatitis.
– The CDC’s page about liver cancer includes the option to explore data, statistics and trends, which can be viewed broken down by population. They recently found that, in 2015, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 32,908 new cases of Liver Cancer were reported, and 25,760 people died of Liver Cancer in the United States.
– On Saturday, October 27th, The American Liver Foundation is holding their annual Liver Life Walk in Philadelphia. Online registration prior to the walk is free, and all fundraised money will go towards liver cancer awareness. Sign up here! & Download and share the flyer here.
– On Tuesday, October 30th, the American Liver Foundation is holding a webinar, “On The Front Lines of Liver Cancer.” Find more information here, and register here!
– On Thursday, November 8th, the “Taking Steps to Good Care and Long Term Health” community forum is a great way to get updated on the latest information about HCV/HIV strategies and options, including preventative measures against liver cancer. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Download the flyer (and share with your networks) for more information and to register: Philly-HIV-2018
-This year’s #liverchat on Twitter was an energizing opportunity for advocates and stakeholders in the HCV/HBV/liver cancer awareness world to share knowledge and resources. If you missed the proceedings, you can catch up by searching “liverchat” on Twitter and clicking “latest.” Topics covered include risk factors and health disparities in liver cancer, and the importance of collaborating across silos. —-> Follow @hep_CAP on Twitter for more!