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Liver cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 2,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • 1,100 Canadians will die from liver cancer.
  • 1,650 men will be diagnosed with liver cancer and 860 will die from it.
  • 550 women will be diagnosed with liver cancer and 270 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from liver cancer

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 133 Canadian men is expected to develop liver cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 224 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 373 Canadian women is expected to develop liver cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 684 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.


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