Growing Problem of Liver Cancer in the U.S.
- The number of deaths from liver cancer is on the rise in the United States and is projected to continue to increase
- New liver cancer cases increased by 38% in the last decade
- Over 39,000 individuals were diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2015
- Death rates increase by 56% with over 27,000 individuals dying yearly
Each year in the United States, about 20,000 men and 8,000 women get liver cancer, and about 16,000 men and 7,000 women die from the disease. Learn more.
Liver Cancer in Texas
Texas leads the nation in the rate of liver cancer and HCV virus infection with approximately 400,000 Texans chronically infected. Learn about treatment options in South Texas for liver cancer.
Who usually gets liver cancer?
- Liver Cancer primarily occurs in individuals aged 45-84 years old with the diagnosis most commonly occurring at age 63.
- Even though this cancer develops later in life, the damage to the liver occur 20-30 years earlier.
- The best prevention for liver cancer is getting tested and treated for Hepatitis C early, keeping a healthy weight, and decreasing alcohol intake.
- Although the majority of liver cancers have not spread to other areas on diagnosis, only 1 out of 3 of those diagnosed are still alive after 5 years of aggressive treatment.
- Getting tested and treated for HCV, is the best way to prevent liver cancer.
Learn more about liver cancer causes, treatment and support at the American Cancer Society website, and how you can get involved in the fight against liver cancer.
Smoking dramatically increases the risk of liver cancer. Find out more.
Summary: Do you or a loved one have liver cancer and are actively looking for clinical trial options? Find out more about clinical trials ongoing at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.
In order to prevent liver cancer, we need to get people treated for HCV.
It is important to be screened for Hepatitis C to protect against liver cancer. Learn more about liver cancer prevention