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Taipei hospital to offer free liver disease screening tests

Taipei hospital to offer free liver disease screening tests

National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei is to offer free liver disease screening tests Saturday morning, while the Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-ho Memorial Hospital will hold a free lecture on liver health later that same day in the southern port city.
The free testing is being offered under the sponsorship of the Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation in cooperation with Tachan Securities Co., the Police Radio Station and the Capital Bus Group.
Registration for screening for people aged 21 and over will be held at the hospital from 8 a.m-11 a.m., with a maximum limit of 50 people.
Meanwhile, the Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, in cooperation with the Hepatitis B Foundation's Taiwan branch, will hold a lecture open to the public to give them a better understanding of hepatitis B symptoms, screening procedures and prevention.
According to the Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation, liver disease is one of the main causes of death in Taiwan. Between 10,000 and 12,000 people in the country die of liver cancer each year, with some 70 percent of the cases caused by hepatitis B and about 20 percent by hepatitis C.


Updated : 2021-07-24 23:38 GMT+08:00