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.

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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.


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