Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Acute hepatitis B is short-term and range from a mild to serious illness, while chronic hepatitis B is lifelong and can lead to serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately impacted by hepatitis B – More than HALF of people who have hep B in the United States are Asian American or Pacific Islander.
Hep B United
Hep B United is a national coalition dedicated to reducing the health disparities associated with hepatitis B by increasing awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care for high-risk communities across the United States.
Learn more about Hep B United and access resources here.
Liver Cancer in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2019)
Lung Cancer in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2019)
The Impact of Cancer on Diverse Communities in California (2012)
AANHPI Breast Cancer Awareness (2020)