Liver Cancer Can be Treated With Novel Therapy

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1 out of every 35,000 people in the US is diagnosed with primary liver cancer, every year, and is slowly rising.  Primary liver cancer occurs in men more than women; but both are at risk. Join Dr. Maureen Kohi, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco, as she shares information regarding novel therapy and treatments for primary liver cancer.


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Liver Cancer Therapies

Did you know that each year 1 out of every 35,000 Americans is diagnosed with liver cancer?

Did you know that each year 1 out of every 35,000 Americans is diagnosed with liver cancer?

And those numbers are slowly rising. Even though both men and women are at risk, liver cancer occurs in men more than in women. Those with the following risk factors may be at higher risk for getting liver cancer:

o Liver Cirrhosis from Alcohol Abuse
o Hepatitis B Infections
o Hepatitis C Infections
o Obesity

There are novel treatments available to treat primary liver cancer, called liver-directed therapies (using small medical devices to kill tumors). The use of these medical devices can lead to a curative treatment like surgery.
Although it’s not for everyone, many people do not know that liver-directed therapy is an option to treat primary liver cancer. If you’re the right candidate, it can be better tolerated than traditional cancer therapy. Speak to a physician about the options.

BTG is a leader in liver directed therapies – a specialized area in medicine called Interventional Oncology. BTG makes two novel therapies, TheraSphere® and LC Bead®, which are available today to treat liver cancer.

Dr. Maureen Kohi, an Assistant Professor of Clinical, at the University of California, San Francisco, will be on the show to share information, answer questions and share the latest treatment options on May 6th at 7:00am (ET/PT) on The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television.

“BTG is proud to sponsor education on liver cancer treatment options. We want to help doctors see more, reach further and treat smarter. Today we can pinpoint liver cancer and deliver ingenious treatments where they are needed most. We are dedicated to finding elegant new ways to treat liver cancer,” said Ken Pugh, Vice President of US Marketing for the Interventional Oncology Division at BTG.

http://www.btg-im.com

TheraSphere® is a trademark of Theragenics Corporation used under license by Biocompatibles UK Ltd.
LC Bead® and LC BeadM1™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Biocompatibles UK Ltd, a BTG International group company. ‘See more, reach further, treat smarter’, ‘Imagine where we can go’, BTG and the BTG roundel logo are trademarks of BTG International Ltd. BTG and the BTG roundel logo are registered trademarks in US, EU and certain other territories.

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BTG International, Ltd., British Virgin Islands Tourist Board take center stage on May 28th Show

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR LOG – May 27, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® airing on the Lifetime® Channel welcomes BTG International, Ltd. and the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board to the show. Make sure to tune in on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with animated conversation and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

– Primary Liver Cancer Can Be Treated with Novel Therapy
Primary Liver cancer is diagnosed every year in 1 out of 35,000 people in the US and is slowly rising. Liver cancer occurs in men more than women but both are at risk. Join Dr. Maureen Kohi, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco, as she shares information regarding risk factors, symptoms and novel outpatient treatments for primary liver cancer. http://www.btg-im.com

– Easy-to-Get-To Family Island Vacation – with the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
With summer just around the corner, families are planning that special vacation that will have something for everyone. How does a charming, tranquil, friendly, tropical island destination sound? A place where you can relax and renew as well as bring the kids and keep them busy with sun & fun-filled days? Join us to learn about this vacation spot gem that offers historic culture, aquatic adventures and fine cuisine.

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