Why is liver cancer killing most Thai people?

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Liver cancer  is a word that is said softly, is afraid because everyone knows that Although the technology is very advanced. But having cancer has a higher risk of death than any other disease. Plus, it’s hard to find the exact cause. Thai people know only about risk factors that may exacerbate the development of cancer.

But many people may be afraid that it may be other cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, or other cancers until they overlook “liver cancer” despite the fact that The worst fear of cancer It’s liver cancer. It is also a disease that kills many celebrities.  

Why is "liver cancer" killing most Thai people?

Liver cancer is the most common cause of death.

More than 14,000 Thai people die from liver cancer per year, with the rate of liver cancer per 100,000 population being the 8th in the UFABET world.

The chance of survival from liver cancer is only 13%. Which means that liver cancer patients have an 87% chance of dying.

Liver cancer is the number 1 cause of death from cancer. It is the 1st most common in males and the 3rd most common in females.

What is liver cancer?

Liver Cancer (Liver Cancer) is the most common type of cancer that occurs in Thai men. It is also found to be the fourth most common cancer patient in both men and women. Mostly, liver cancer is found in patients aged 30 – 70 years and is found in men about 2 – 3 times more than women. This disease is considered a very serious disease. Until causing the death of many patients In addition, liver cancer in the early stages often shows no symptoms. Before a patient can be diagnosed with any disease. He must find that he is in the late stages of liver cancer. which is not likely to be cured 

Cause of liver cancer

  • Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) The most common cause of this type of hepatocellular carcinoma is associated with hepatitis B and C infection. (Type B is less common), patients who drink alcohol and cirrhosis patients It also found more information that Aflatoxin. A toxic substance found in peanuts (Especially ground peanuts), dried chilies, garlic, onions, soybeans, corn, brown rice, brown rice, fermented pork, dried grapes, dried fish, cassava and various types of moist grains. It may be an important cause that causes liver cancer as well. If the more you consume a lot at a time. This substance will help enhance liver cancer cells in people infected with hepatitis B virus more easily.
  • Causes of cholangiocarcinoma in the liver (CCA) Most of these types of hepatocellular carcinoma are caused by chronic liver fluke infection. It is a liver fluke called Opisthorchis viverrini. Which is found in freshwater fish that live in marshes. When eating raw fish Or fish that are still undercooked with this type of parasite. The larvae of the parasite grow and live permanently in the bile ducts inside the liver. Which can last up to 25 years. If left untreated, it will cause inflammation and abnormalities in the liver. After a long time, the bile duct cells will eventually mutate into bile duct cancer. In addition, it was found that exposure to nitrosamines. A toxic substance found in fermented protein foods such as fermented fish, pla som, orange pork, fermented pork, or meat foods that are mixed with saltpeter such as sausages. Smoked, smoked fish is another cause of this type of cancer as well. 

stage of liver cancer

Normally, there are different stages of liver cancer. But overall it can be divided into 4 stages, just like other types of cancer.

liver cancer stage 1

  • The appearance of the tumor is small and there is only one lump.

*liver cancer stage 2

  • The tumor will spread into the blood vessels in the liver. And/or have multiple cancers But it still has a small size.

liver cancer stage 3

  • The cancerous mass is very large. And/or has spread into the tissues beside the liver and/or spread into the major abdominal veins and/or spread to the lymph nodes near the liver

liver cancer stage 4

  • Cancer cells spread through the bloodstream. It often enters other lobes of the liver, including pain. But it is also likely to spread to other organs. Such as the brain, bones, or even to lymph nodes farther away from the liver, such as the lymph nodes in the abdomen. or clavicle area