Liver Cancer Prevention

Reducing Your Risk

We don’t know the exact cause of liver cancer. We do know that some things increase your risk. You may be able to change your behavior and reduce your risk.

Risk Factors

These factors can put you at greater risk. Talk with your doctor if any of them apply to you.

  • Drinking large amounts of alcohol
  • Eating foods contaminated with aflatoxin (poison from a fungus that grows on grains and nuts that have not been stored properly)
  • Having a close relative with both hepatitis and liver cancer
  • Having cirrhosis of the liver
  • Having hepatitis B or hepatitis C