Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma
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Instytucja
Instytut Rozrodu Zwierząt i Badań Żywności Polskiej Akademii Nauk
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Journal of Education, Health and Sport (7pkt w roku publikacji)
ISSN
EISSN
2391-8306
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Rok publikacji
2017
Numer zeszytu
11
Strony od-do
152-161
Numer tomu
7
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en
hepatocellular carcinoma
screening
liver cirrhosis
HCC
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Język
en
Treść
Introduction and purpose of the work. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumours all over the world. It is considered to be the sixth malignant tumour in terms of incidence. It is also characterized by high mortality rate, which, depending on the geographic region, gives the second or third place on the list of cancer related death. There are many known risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most important of which is liver cirrhosis. Thus the cirrhotic patients are generally accepted for screening. Actually it is recommended to perform abdominal ultrasound every 6 months in this group. Other forms of screening are also tested. Description of the current knowledge and conclusions. Literature review provides indisputable evidences for the need of screening for liver cancer. Doubts remain only about the appropriateness of widening the screening group and possibly extending the scope of diagnostic tools. The authors, by analyzing the available knowledge for hepatocellular carcinoma screening, consider the qualification of actually recommended screening tests to be insufficient in countries with high incidence. Relatively high incidence of HCC, even greater mortality in the context of all cancers, safety, low cost and universal access to ultrasound, should, in the opinion of the authors, be enough for the consideration to widen the screening guidelines in countries with high incidence of HCC. In countries with low incidence, e.g. in Poland, the screening in healthy population do not belong to the priority.
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252-002777
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