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Liver Disease

More than six million Australians suffer from chronic liver disease, with more than 7,000 deaths a year. Sadly, about one in 12,000 children are born each year with a liver disease.

Person on hospital bed

The liver is an organ that sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen, and is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances.

Liver disease can be inherited or caused by external factors such as viruses, alcohol use or obesity.

Liver cancer can be a primary form of the disease where a tumour starts in the liver, or secondary where cancer has spread to the liver from another part of the body.

Liver Disease Support