Ask Canadians what one of the fastest-rising forms of cancer is in Canada and few would likely think of liver cancer.
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