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Why Liver Cancer Deaths Rose 43% Between 2000 and 2016

Liver cancer deaths are on the rise.

Mortality rates for liver cancer patients are growing.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, death rates from this cancer increased 43% from 2000 to 2016. This increase in liver cancer deaths is particularly noteworthy, as overall mortality rates for all types of cancer have declined.

The increased mortality rates were seen amongst nearly all groups, with the exception of Asians and Pacific Islanders, who saw a decrease in deaths from liver cancer. Men are generally more likely to develop liver cancer and the report found that the death rate of liver cancer for men was 2 to 2.5 times higher than it was for women. Nevertheless, both men and women saw increases in mortality rates in the period studied.

Read on: Why Liver Cancer Deaths Rose 43% Between 2000 and 2016 | Fortune

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