22. How does early detection play a role in liver cancer survival?
Once again, you can have huge cancers in a
patient in the liver with few symptoms because most patients with
liver cancer have no symptoms until the cancer is really huge. And
this is a patient, and actually he told his story in that video, the
DVD I gave you. And he actually told his brother, his
brother is a professor in Taiwan, also a hep B carrier. So he told his
brother you better get screened for liver cancer and get an
ultrasound. So his brother went to get an ultrasound.
At the same time his brother had a 3 centimeter cancer in him. So he
actually saved his brother’s life. But unfortunately for him, his
cancer recurred after a year, he subsequently got transplanted, he
went back to Taiwan but died two years after his transplant from
recurring cancer. So the key is early detection because if
you find the cancer early, if you have it removed, the chances of it
coming back would be very low. But if you find it when it is so large,
the risk of recurrence is very high.
21. Can you develop liver cancer without any symptoms?
23. Do HBV carriers need monitoring?