Liver Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your health care provider.

What are the statistics for liver cancer?

Here are some statistics about liver cancer:

  • About 40,710 new cases of primary liver cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2017. This includes intrahepatic bile duct cancer.

  • Men are more likely than women to get liver cancer. 

  • About 28,920 people will die of these cancers in the United States in 2017.

  • Liver cancer is much more common in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia than in the United States. In fact, it’s the most common form of cancer in many countries. It’s a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Rick, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: LoCicero, Richard, MD
Last Review Date: 5/1/2016
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