Liver cancer preventability statistics
Liver cancer incidence
In the UK in 2013, 5,373 cases of liver cancer were diagnosed.
Of these cancer cases, 3,466 were in men and 1,907 were in women.
Liver cancer mortality
In the UK in 2013, there were 4,846 deaths from liver cancer.
Of these deaths, 2,934 were men and 1,912 were women.
Smoking is a risk factor for liver cancer. But scientists also estimate the following proportion of liver cancer cases could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
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There is also convincing evidence that aflatoxins, a substance produced by a type of fungus, increase the risk of liver cancer.