Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Infographic
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (March 2016)
Cancer death rates in this country are decreasing.
Death rates from cancer have decreased since the—
- 1990s for adults.
- 1970s for children.
Incidence (new cancers diagnosed) rates—
- Decreased in men.
- Remained stable in women.
New liver cancer cases and deaths are on the rise in the U.S.
Rates of new liver cancer cases went up 38% from 2003–2012.
Almost 23,000 people died from liver cancer in 2012. This is a 56% increase in deaths since 2003.
Men died from liver cancer at more than twice the rate of women.
Lower your chances of getting liver cancer
Many liver cancer cases are related to the hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus.
- Get tested for hepatitis C if you were born from 1945–1965 (baby boomers). People born during these years are more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults.
- There is a vaccine against hepatitis B. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.
- Avoid drinking too much alcohol; liver cancer deaths are related to excessive alcohol use.
- You may be able to lower your chances of getting liver cancer by maintaining a healthy body weight and preventing diabetes.