Ultrasound With Blood Test Boosts Detection of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer screening guidelines for patients with cirrhosis vary, with some guidelines calling for just imaging and other guidelines calling for both imaging and AFP measurement. Detection of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis is improved by at least forty percent (40%) when ultrasound imaging is combined with blood test. Earlier detection is important to improving survival of patients with liver cancer, a disease that is on the rise and the fastest increasing solid-tumor cancer in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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