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Patient Information Day: Liver Disease and Liver Cancer

2nd October 2019

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month and to highlight this, the Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Service in St. Vincent’s University Hospital is holding a patient information day on Saturday 5th October 2019, 10:00 – 14:00, in the George Moore Auditorium, Science Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. This day will feature talks by specialist doctors and nurses from St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Beaumont Hospital. The focus will be on the management and treatment of liver disease and primary liver cancer.

Primary liver cancer affects two types of cells in the liver; hepatocytes (hepatocellular carcinoma) and the cells of the bile ducts (cholangiocarcinoma). HCC is the more prevalent form of primary liver cancer and predominantly occurs on a background of liver cirrhosis. HCC is the fourth leading cause of cancer–related death worldwide and its incidence is on the rise here in Ireland.

In December 2016, the National Cancer Registry of Ireland published a report showing that the number of primary liver cancer diagnoses were up over 300% over the last 2 decades. In St. Vincent’s University Hospital, the dedicated HCC service have shown an increase in the number of new HCC diagnoses by 110% over the last 5 years.

Any patients with a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis or primary liver cancer, as well as their families or carers are invited to attend. The event is free of charge but we ask that you please register via email at:

Patient and Visitor Handbook

Our handbook contains all the important information you need when visiting our hospital whether you are a patient or a visitor.

  • Travelling to and from the hospital
  • Elective admission information
  • Emergency Department attendance
  • Patient safety information
  • Information on what we will do to get you home
  • Data protection
  • Security information
  • Infection control policy
  • No smoking policy
  • Visiting arrangements
  • Daffodil Centre
  • St. Vincent’s Foundation

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