In Russia, liver cancer is most common in three regions: Chukotka, Yakutia and Buryatia. Oncologist Valery Breder explained that the people living in these places have a high risk of liver cancer due to their susceptibility to viral hepatitis, especially hepatitis B. For example, Mongolia, on the border with Buryatia, has the highest incidence of liver cancer among all cancer types. .
The oncologist warns that residents of these regions should pay special attention to their liver health, as tumors in this organ are often discovered in late stages. The liver does not cause pain, so cancer is often diagnosed in the final stages or after the patient has died. A recent study in Yekaterinburg showed that more than a third of liver cancer cases are detected after death, an alarming statistic.
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