If you suffer from liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, then you have a lot to think about. You are busy managing your disease while you continue to live your life. However, there is an important risk that you need to be aware of and that you need to make sure your doctor accounts for during your visits.

That Risk is Liver Cancer.

The failure of your doctor to classify you as being at high risk for liver cancer, and treating you accordingly, may be a form of cancer malpractice.

You are at risk if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Long term hepatitis infections are the most common cause of liver cancer.
  • Cirrhosis. This disease, which is caused by heavy alcohol use, replaces normal liver cells with scar tissue that can lead to cancer.
  • Metabolic diseases. Certain metabolic conditions, such as those that result in too much iron absorption, can also result in liver cancer.
  • Diabetes. Diabetes may increase the risk of liver cancer, particularly if combined with another disease or risk factors.

Other factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, alcohol use, steroid use, obesity and arsenic exposure may also increase your risk of developing this harmful disease.

Get the Help You Need From an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you have suffered from cancer malpractice, or if you have lost a loved one, then you may be entitled to damages. For more information, please read the book written by Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyers, Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors. It is available for free on our website. We also encourage you to call an Atlanta cancer malpractice attorney at 1.770.518.1133.

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