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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Liver cancer rates on the rise in Canada, new stats reveal
But in fact, the number of new patients being diagnosed with liver cancer is soaring, tripling in Canadian men and doubling in women since 1970. And few Canadians are likely aware of how to prevent it.
The Canadian Cancer Society has just released its annual Canadian Cancer Statistics report for 2013, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. They say that though the incidence rates of many cancer types are either stabilizing or falling, the number of men being diagnosed with liver cancer rises every year by 3.6 per cent and 1.7 per cent in women
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/liver-cancer-rates-on-the-rise-in-canada-new-stats-reveal-1.1301483#ixzz2Uid4Wgdb