The British Liver Trust hosted roadshow event, supported by Ipsen, provided free testing, information and advice from health professionals regarding liver health
The mobile screening and scanning unit, currently travelling the country throughout Liver Cancer Awareness Month this October, served a total of 98 people at Milton Park who’d signed up for an appointment, filling all available slots.
This was made possible by the Milton Park based biopharmaceutical company, Ipsen, who sponsored the roadshow for the day, aligning with its work supporting liver disease patients, as well as the dedication and expertise of the brilliant nurses and healthcare staff working on the campaign.
One in five of people are at risk of liver disease and the numbers of people being diagnosed have been increasing at an alarming rate. If liver disease is diagnosed at a late stage, it can lead to liver cancer, which has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Additionally, 90% of liver disease is preventable, yet it’s still the biggest cause of death for people between the ages of 35 to 49 years old due to late-stage diagnoses. Consequently, the aim of the Love Your Liver campaign is to raise public awareness of liver health risk factors to prevent liver disease and improve early detection.
“We’re really pleased to have run such a successful and efficient Love Your Liver roadshow event at Milton Park with special thanks to Ipsen for their sponsorship. It’s brilliant to see so many people signing up and wanting to find out more about liver disease so that they can spot any symptoms and are aware of the key underlying causes. We’re looking forward to reaching and helping even more people throughout this month and encourage everyone to find out if there’s a roadshow coming to your town or city this October.”
Jonathan Worsfold, Project Delivery Manager at the British Liver Trust.
For more information on the upcoming British Liver Trust events this month, please visit: https://britishlivertrust.org.uk/information-and-support/liver-health-2/love-your-liver/events/