Screening and Diagnosing Liver Cancer — Animation

This animation will help you understand screening and diagnosis of liver cancer. The goal of liver cancer screening is to find liver cancer early in people who are at risk when treatment is more likely to achieve a cure. Watch to learn about risk factors for developing liver cancer, how liver cancer screening is conducted, symptoms to be aware of, and the tests used to diagnose liver cancer, including imaging tests, liver function tests, biopsy, and staging. Staging refers to how large the cancer is and whether it has spread outside the liver. Your doctor will use your combined test results to determine the cancer stage. Since liver cancer does not always cause symptoms, it's important to know if you are at risk and need regular screenings. Talk with your doctor about your risk for liver cancer.

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This educational activity has been developed by Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Eisai, Exelixis, Merck, and Genentech.

Thank you to the funders of You And Liver Cancer. All content is developed independently by Blue Faery and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., in collaboration with an Expert Faculty group; funders are allowed no influence on the content of You And Liver Cancer: An Animated Patient® Guide to Liver Cancer.

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