An interview with hepatitis C survivor and Think About the Link® spokesperson Alejandro Escovedo
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® recently announced Mexican-American singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo as a national spokesperson for the Think About the Link® campaign. This educational campaign aims to raise awareness of the connection between certain viruses (HPV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C) and cancer. You can check out our Spanish site here: www.piensaenelvinculo.org.
As a hepatitis C survivor, Escovedo is no stranger to the detrimental effects of the virus that is growing more common among the Hispanic population. An estimated 40,710 Americans will be diagnosed with liver cancer this year, and hepatitis C will cause at least 50 percent of these cases. Most people who are infected with hepatitis C don’t know it—that’s why Think About the Link® encourages all adults (especially baby-boomers) to get screened for hepatitis C, and if positive, talk to your health care provider about getting available treatment options.