October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a time to show support for those who have heard the terrifying words – “you have liver cancer”. It is also a vital opportunity raise awareness and funds to improve the detection and treatment of these diseases.
There are several types of primary liver cancers. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma are the most common types; rarer varieties include fibrolamellar carcinoma, angiosarcoma and hepatoblastoma. Altogether, liver cancers are the third largest source of cancer deaths globally.
As we observe Liver Cancer Awareness Month, the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation stands with other advocacy organizations in our commitment to improving the lives of all those affected by liver cancer. We thank all the patients, caregivers, advocates, clinicians, and researchers who dedicate their efforts towards finding effective treatments and cures for these terrible diseases.