As a physician who provides care to a high volume of Asian patients, you know that hepatitis B is widespread in your community and remains the strongest risk factor for hepatocellular cancer (HCC) among Asians. Without proper monitoring, 1 in 4 Asian hepatitis B patients will die from liver cancer or liver failure.
We cordially invite you to be a part of an important movement to provide early cancer screenings for your patients. By providing the proper care to your patients, you can help save lives and reduce the mortality associated with this deadly disease.
It is vital that you enter your hepatitis B patients into a surveillance program which can detect small HCCs that can be cured with an appreciable frequency. As a part of the surveillance program, your patients should receive abdominal ultrasound and AFP examinations every 6 months.
With your busy schedule, Liver and Life created an easy and convenient tool kit for you to educate your patients about their disease and the importance of surveillance.
The kit is free-of-charge and is also available for download. It includes:
• In-language Patient Education Brochure – A convenient tool to help educate your patients about hepatitis B, HCC and the importance of surveillance
• Physician Talk-sheet – A bi-lingual diagram chart to facilitate your discussion with your patient about their disease and taking the next step to enter a surveillance program
• Patient Phone/Email Reminder Program – Sign your patients up for our automatic phone/email reminder program to remind them to schedule their surveillance appointment every 6 months.
• Patient Appointment Reminder – A patient take-away designed to help your patients remember their next scheduled appointment
• Mail-in Order Form – Order additional kits or specific elements in the kit free-of-charge
Again, all of your hepatitis B patients need to receive additional lab tests and regular monitoring for their disease. As their physician, you have the power to protect your patients from liver cancer by using our complementary in-language took kit and providing them with the proper care. Join our movement today and help defend your community against this silent killer.
The Liver and Life Campaign