James Park, MD discusses how early screenings and treatment for liver cancer patients offers hope

Last year 24,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer. Learn more about treatments from James Park, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine.

 – February 2, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Last year 24,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer, the fastest-growing cancer of the past decade. "Liver cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the liver as the result of ongoing damage or cirrhosis," says Dr. James Park, a transplant hepatologist and gastroenterologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "The most common causes of this damage are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease."

NY Daily News Article: Liver Cancer is on the Rise but Early Screenings & Treatment Offer Hope