When you increase your knowledge and improve your liver health, you learn how to Love Your Liver. Watch the videos below to discover actions you can take to help you maintain a healthy liver and decrease your chances of future liver disease. We encourage you to share the video with your loved ones and on your social pages. Sharing this message about liver cancer prevention and early detection can help save lives!

What Does the Liver Do? – Liver Function

Your liver is vital to your metabolic, detoxification, and immune systems. It takes care of all your body’s functions. Your liver performs 300 functions for your body, including 200 at one time. Your liver eliminates toxins, stores 10 percent of your blood, and cleans 3 pints of blood every minute.

Cirrhosis of the Liver

Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions. Each time your liver is injured, it tries to repair itself. In the process, scar tissue forms. Advanced cirrhosis is life-threatening, but there are steps you can take to keep your liver healthy and avoid this disease.

Liver Disease Related Symptoms

Your liver doesn’t have pain receptors. That is why liver cancer is often diagnosed in later stages. Although many cases of liver cancer are preventable, most symptoms go undetected and overlooked. Symptoms of liver disease can vary. It’s important to know what to look out for and when a symptom may be a sign of something more serious.

Primary Liver Cancer – Understanding HCC

HCC stands for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. HCC is the 6th most common cancer in the world and it is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. Are you at risk?

Alcohol Related Liver Disease

Alcohol damages and destroys the cells of your liver. It is one of the main causes of cirrhosis.

Learn about Comorbidities

Comorbidity means more than one disease or condition is present in the same person at the same time. Having a comorbidity may put you at higher risk for liver disease and liver cancer. 

Stop Drinking Alcohol

Your liver can only process a certain amount of alcohol at a time. When you drink too much, the alcohol left unprocessed by your liver circulates through your bloodstream. The alcohol in the blood starts affecting the heart and brain, which is how you become intoxicated. 

Liver Health and Weight Loss

When we are overweight or obese, the fat isn’t just outside on our hips or bellies; it’s inside too. Too much fat in your liver can cause fatty liver disease which can damage your liver and create scarring.

Proven Methods to Prevent Liver Cancer and Disease

The best way to prevent liver cancer is to stop it before it happens! In this video, we share some proven methods for preventing liver cancer and disease. 

Risk Factors for Hepatitis C

Learn the risk factors for Hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C virus is spread through the blood. Some examples of blood-to-blood contact that may lead to Hepatitis C transmission and other factors that may mean you are at risk are included in this video. 

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Síntomas relacionados con la enfermedad hepática

Aunque muchos casos de cáncer de hígado se pueden prevenir, la mayoría de los síntomas pasan inadvertidos y se pueden pasar por alto. Es importante saber a qué prestar atención y cuándo un síntoma puede ser un signo de algo más grave.

Un hígado saludable y la pérdida de peso

Cuando tenemos sobrepeso u obesidad, la grasa no está solo afuera en nuestras caderas o en la barriga; está también por dentro. Demasiada grasa en el hígado puede causar la enfermedad del hígado graso que puede dañar este órgano y dejar cicatrices.

¿Qué hace el hígado? – Función hepática

Tu hígado es vital para tus sistemas metabólicos, de desintoxicación e inmunológicos. Se encarga de todas las funciones de tu cuerpo. Tu hígado realiza 300 funciones para tu cuerpo, incluyendo 200 al mismo tiempo. Tu hígado elimina toxinas, almacena el 10 por ciento de tu sangre y limpia 3 pintas de sangre cada minuto.

Comorbilidad y enfermedad hepática

La comorbilidad significa que más de una enfermedad o condición está presente en la misma persona al mismo tiempo. Tener una comorbilidad puede ponerlo en mayor riesgo de padecer enfermedades del hígado y cáncer de hígado.

Event Videos

A Black History Month Community Event

Dr Olumide B. Gbolahan, Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

A Black History Month Community Event

Dr Patricia Jones, Hepatologist
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Miami’s Division of Digestive Health and Liver Diseases