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Liver Cancer Statistics  

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 22.620 people were diagnosed with liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct in the US in 2009; about 18.160 died of the diseases. However, the incidence of liver cancer tends to vary with age and race. From 2002-2006, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct was 64 years of age; percentages and ages of people diagnosed were approximately.

  • 1.1% under age 20;  
  • 1.0% between age 20 and 34;  
  • 3.7% between age 35 and 44;  
  • 20.3% between age 45 and 54;  
  • 24.6% between age 55 and 64;  
  • 23.5% between age 65 and 74;  
  • 19.8% between age 75 and 84 
  • 5.9% 85+ years of age.

The incidence of liver cancer is increasing in the United States. The American Cancer Society has estimated  that primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States for 2012 will be about 28,720 new cases (21,370 in men and 7,350 in women), causing the death of about 20,550 people (13,980 men and 6,570 women). 

 

 

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