Being committed to the duty of Cancer prevention, The Center offers a number of selected educational video materials to aid the concerned to understand more about Oncology.
Education can help ease the anxiety of the unknown.
It can help debunk the many myths people are told by well-meaning friends and family.
Moreover, we feel strongly that an educated patient is better able to advocate for themselves.
They are better prepared to care for themselves at home, manage side effects, and safely go through treatment.
AFP is used as a screening test for liver cancer because two-thirds of liver cancers produce AFP.
Doctors also use AFP to monitor a patient’s response to cancer treatment.
When the treatment is successful, AFP levels drop back to normal.
Another rise suggests that the cancer has returned.
When someone is already at high risk of developing liver cancer, an elevated AFP level is a strong indication that something is wrong.
But its association with so many other conditions means that, by itself, AFP measurement is not definitive.
That’s why doctors recommend that people at high risk of liver cancer also have an ultrasound examination every 6 to 12 months.