CDC: Liver Cancer and Hepatitis

New Report from the CDC regarding Liver Cancer and Hepatitis:

Key findings on liver cancer:

  • From 2008 to 2012, liver cancer incidence increased an average of 2.3 percent per year overall, and the liver cancer-related death rate increased by an average of 2.8 percent per year among men and 3.4 percent per year among women.
  • In all racial and ethnic populations, about twice as many men as women were diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, liver cancer incidence rates were highest among non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native men followed by non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander men.
  • Hepatitis C and liver cancer-associated death rates were highest among those born in 1945-1965; these also represent the majority of Americans with hepatitis C infection.