World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

Anne Li                                                                                                Feburary 25th, 2016


Liver cancer isn’t that common in the UK. It accounts for around 2 in every 100 newly diagnosed cancers each year and is the 17th most common type of cancer. But since the late 1970s, liver cancer rates have more than tripled in the UK – a sharp rise compared to other types of cancer. Globally, however, liver cancer poses an even bigger challenge. It’s the 6th most common cancer worldwide, approaching 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year, mostly in low-to-middle-income countries.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/02/13/world-cancer-day-2017-liver-cancer-a-global-challenge-thanks-to-viruses-and-alcohol/

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