Alcohol and diet are the main reasons for the significant increase in cases of liver cancer patients, doctors have warned. Silent, no clinical signs, no pain, no symptoms, in routine control, the damn numbers showed up, but it was too late.
Not only has the cancer epidemic not gone away, but it is one of the leading causes of death, as the Oncology Council noted in a broad report on the disease of this century. In Spain, the third leading cause of cancer death is liver cancer, which is the sixth most common tumor in the population.
in published data Jama OncologyIncidence has increased by 75% in the past 25 years, and while the aging population is real, the main cause is fatty liver disease, which turns into cirrhosis without warning and is responsible for 90% of these cancers the culprit.
Telephone Hepatocellular carcinomaNinety percent of primary liver cancers are caused by liver cancer, and from 2023 to 2040, the incidence of this cancer will increase by 55% to 60%, that is, nearly 1 million people will suffer from liver cancer.
These Globocan-based data lead us to expect that, in our country, the situation will not differ due to diet and daily consumption of large amounts of alcohol.
Patients who didn’t feel any damage unknowingly had chronic liver disease that caused relative fatigue but little else. This leads to poorer prognosis and shorter end time in cirrhosis if we talk about survival. In the above report, in addition to people who contracted hepatitis B and C from causes other than drugs, there was also mention of deaths due to daily excessive drinking, all of which can lead to liver cancer.
Therefore, liver specialists recommend lifestyle changes before symptoms appear, because once diagnosed, the prognosis is difficult to deal with, and the patient will die quickly and the cost is high.
We should be concerned about fat, fatty liver, NAFLD, overweight, diabetes and especially alcohol intake. Although liver transplantation is an option if hepatitis is present, liver transplantation is not an option for people with a history of alcohol consumption who respond to a pattern of alcoholism.
Spain leads the way in liver cancer transplantation due to diet-induced non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis.
Primary liver cancer is preventable, we just have to decide which day to change our lives. Without early diagnosis, it is difficult to have a good prognosis.