What You Can Do to Support Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Learn more about Liver Cancer Awareness Month and how you can show your support in October!
Nearly every organ in the body benefits from the liver, although most of us rarely think about it. Unfortunately, liver cancer is the seventh most common form of cancer in women, and the fifth most common form in men. Primary liver cancers evolve from the liver itself, however, there are cases that are metastatic, which means the liver cancer spread from tumors that began in other parts of the body.
Raising awareness of liver cancer this October can help lead to a discovery in early diagnosis, as well as shed some much-needed light on this condition. Feel free to take a look below to see how you can make a difference this month!
CanCare Proudly Supports Those Facing Liver CancerThe liver is one of the largest organs in the human body. It removes dangerous compounds from the blood, creates bile to aid in fat digestion, and stores sugar that the body utilizes as fuel. As a community of survivors, CanCare is passionate about being there for people facing liver cancer, as well as other cancers. According to the American Liver Foundation, over 30,000 Americans are on a liver cancer journey each year.
If you are a liver cancer survivor, you can support those facing a liver cancer diagnosis today by becoming a CanCare volunteer. Your voice can offer encouragement and support to others going through the difficulties and feelings that come with living with liver cancer.
There are other ways you can support friends, relatives, and anybody you know who is facing liver cancer, such as:
- Attend an event: Throughout October, there are celebrations held across the country to honor liver cancer survivors and to raise funds to assist them. This is a great way to get connected with other people who can relate, plus be a helpful support!
- Make a social media post: The hardships that liver cancer survivors experience after receiving a diagnosis and treatment can be made more visible by sharing your story or the story of a loved one on your social media account. By doing this, you’re not only showing support, but bringing awareness to others as well!
- Reach out to a cancer support organization: Organizations like CanCare are always looking for people to help out in a variety of ways! By volunteering your time, money, or personal experience as a cancer survivor, you can rest assured that you are helping in one of the most impactful ways possible.
Why is Support Important for People Facing Liver Cancer?One prevalent misunderstanding is that after treatment stops, a liver cancer survivor's struggles vanish. In actuality, surviving comes with additional turbulence and challenges that people must overcome while establishing their new normal.
For a liver cancer survivor, it can take a long time for the body to restore and regain strength, making the recovery a challenging process. Not only is there physical rehabilitation, but there’s also the emotional rollercoaster that liver cancer survivors have no choice but to ride. Adjusting to life as a survivor usually consists of: dealing with the fear of recurrence, lifelong cancer screenings, as well as making lifestyle changes involving relationships and work.
Supporting liver cancer patients and recognizing that difficulties continue even after treatment is important. By honoring National Liver Cancer Awareness Month you can increase awareness and educate others, while also letting survivors know they are not alone!
Get Emotional Comfort Through CanCareAt CanCare, we have a proud community that provides emotional support for survivors and those facing cancer across the nation. We strongly feel that no one should feel alone during a cancer diagnosis and treatment, which is why we’re passionate about creating a safe haven for cancer survivors, caregivers, and people living with cancer.
It’s our promise to you that you’ll be welcomed with arms wide open! We match you with a trained volunteer who has been in a similar circumstance and can relate to your current experiences based on the kind, stage, and treatment of your cancer. So don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here and look forward to helping you!