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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.