October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month:

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Liver cancer remains the third most frequent cause of cancer-related death globally.Prevention, early detection and access to care are therefore extremely important for the improvement of patient outcomes.The global White Paper adresses these strategies, which can be found on www.swisshepa.org

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Hepatitis C (HCV): an animated film

Hepatitis C (HCV): an animated film

“What is a hepatitis C virus?” This animated film clearly explains the mechanism of the hepatitis C virus and how to protect oneself against it. Today, there are medicines that can almost cure all hepatitis C cases. More information: Hepatitis C

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Wilson’s disease (copper storage disease): Interview with Prof. Dr. med. Andrea de Gottardi

Wilson's disease (copper storage disease): Interview with Prof. Dr. med. Andrea de Gottardi

“What is Wilson’s disease?” In this interview, Prof. A. De Gottardi introduces us to Wilson’s disease as a very rare liver disease. Even though only about 200 patients have been identified in Switzerland, the number of people affected with unspecific characteristics is certainly higher. It would also be important if general practitioners were better informed…

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Wilson’s disease (copper storage disease): Presentation by Prof. Dr. med. Andrea de Gottardi

Wilson's disease (copper storage disease): Presentation by Prof. Dr. med. Andrea de Gottardi

“What is Wilson’s disease?” Prof. A. De Gottardi gives us an exciting talk about Wilson’s disease and explains what happens when two gene mutations collide in parents and what the consequences can be for the children. The malfunction of copper excretion can cause liver damage, neurological disorders as well as depression, etc. With today’s drug…

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Hepatitis B (HBV): an animated film

Hepatitis B (HBV): an animated film

What is a hepatitis B virus?” This short animated film clarifies and informs. There is a vaccination for HBV. Timely treatment reduces the risk of cirrhosis or liver cancer. Two treatment methods are available today for patients with HBV. More informations: Hepatitis B

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