NHS England mobile service checks for liver cancer in high-risk communities

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March 16, 2023

The project’s part of a major NHS drive to catch more cancers earlier, save lives and keep people out of the hospitals. It identifies those at risk of the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, which makes up 85% of all liver cancers in the U.K. Mobile trucks are visiting GP practices, recovery services, food banks, diabetes clinics, sexual health clinics and homeless shelters to perform quick, non-invasive scans. The checks are offered to adults with high levels of alcohol consumption, a current diagnosis or history of past viral hepatitis or non-alcoholic liver disease. The trucks are expected to scan 22,000 people during the first year of the pilot.

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