Vaccination against hepatitis B is the best way to avoid getting infected with this virus which is often associated with liver cancer. Since 2015 there have been new, very effective drugs for treating hepatitis C, which will prevent many patients from developing liver cancer. Smoking has also been linked to liver cancer. The same is true of obesity.
On the other hand, coffee consumption and regular physical activity are associated with a lower risk of developing liver cancer. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that these preventive measures are better known to the general public and primary care physicians.