Liver cancer diagnoses rise
October 05, 2017 06:09 PM
Cases of liver cancer are skyrocketing worldwide.
A new report estimates there were over 850,000 new cases of liver cancer in 2015. Of those, 810,000 patients died. That's up 75 percent from 1990.
Researchers say the increase is mostly explained by population aging and growth.
As for new cases of liver cancer and deaths, the hepatitis B virus was the leading cause followed by alcohol.
Updated: October 05, 2017 06:09 PM
Created: October 05, 2017 05:47 PM
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