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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.