LETTER: New push to battle liver cancer ‘epidemic’

Liver cancer is already the fastest growing cause of cancer death in Australia.

At least 1400 Australians now die of liver cancer every year.

It is expected that by the year 2030 the number of people with liver disease in Australia will be at least 8 million.

Liver disease is slipping right under the radar.

It is set to become an epidemic in Australia.

Alarmingly, a third of those diagnosed with liver cancer are sadly dead within just one month of their diagnosis.

Right now – as people read this – 6 million Australians are affected by liver disease.

Liver disease in the main can be preventable and if detected early, it can be treated effectively.

Later this year renowned Australian transplant liver surgeon Luc Delriviere is heading to Antarctica to visit places that haven’t been visited before. 

An international team of experts will be behind him. His expedition will raise much needed funds for the Liver Foundation.

We hope businesses across Australia, individuals and others will get behind the powerful fundraising mission.

To donate to the Liver Foundation, go to www.liver.org.au.

Ben Richardson,

Liver Foundation chairman

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