Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer, United States—2006–2015

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From 2006 to 2015, the incidence rate for liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer increased by 32%, and the mortality rate increased by 25%.

U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Briefs, No. 5
November 2018

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The data in this data brief were the most recent data available at the time of publication. More recent data may be available in an updated data brief or in the U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool, which is updated annually.

  • In 2015, 32,908 new liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer cases and 25,760 deaths were reported in the United States.
  • From 2006 to 2015, the incidence rate increased by 32% (from 6.3 to 8.3 per 100,000 persons) and the mortality rate increased by 25% (from 5.3 to 6.6 per 100,000 persons).
  • Persistent hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections are linked with liver cancer. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, drinking too much alcohol, and cigarette smoking can also lead to liver cancer.
Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer, United States—2006–2015. USCS data brief, no 5. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2018.

Page last reviewed: November 16, 2018