782,451 people were diagnosed with liver cancer in 2012, and 745,517 died of this disease internationally (Globocan, 2012).
Liver cancer starts in the cells, blood vessels or connective tissue of the liver. Other types of cancer can spread to the liver (known as liver metastasis) (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about liver cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
The American Liver Foundation provides education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. They offer a variety of information, from how to care for your liver to where you can get help and treatment if you are suffering from liver disease.
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
United States of America
Blue Faery’s mission is to prevent, treat and cure primary liver cancer, specifically Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), through research, education and advocacy.
To contact the main office:
Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association
1135 N. Valley Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Email: Andrea Wilson (email@example.com)
To contact the Medical Research Committee:
Email: Doug Senecal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The European Association for the Study of Liver started as a small group of 70 hepatologists from 15 European countries who came together to share best medical practice in April 1966. EASL’s vision is the ultimately beat Liver Cancer Disease. EASL is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It performs its duty under a written constitution.
Home of Hepatology
7 rue Daubin
Tel: +41 (0) 22 807 03 60
Fax: +41 (0) 22 328 07 24
The International Liver Cancer Association is exclusively devoted to liver cancer research. However, they do offer information and public webinars that can be accessed by everyone.
Avenue de Tervueren, 300
Tel: +32 (0)2 789 2345
Tel: +32 (0)2 743 1550
Liver Cancer Connect is a dedicated program of the Hepatitis B Foundation that was created to provide individuals and families with the information and support they need when facing the challenge of primary liver cancer. Although this is a serious diagnosis, there is a good reason to have hope because of the many advances made in the early detection, management and treatment of liver cancer.