Regular checks for liver cancer (surveillance)

Liver cancer is more common in people who have serious liver damage, but finding it early means it can often be cured. Doctors use regular checks called surveillance to help find cancer early.

Most people with cirrhosis or long-term hepatitis B infection will be offered a clinical check-up every 6 months. These check-ups help your clinical team look after your liver health as well as giving any treatment you need such as anti-viral therapy for hepatitis B. And they normally include surveillance checks that look for signs of liver cancer.

Because these checks aim to find liver cancer as soon as possible, it’s important to take part every time. Even if you feel okay.