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Liver cancer statistics

Liver Stats Doughnut

  • 4,348 people in the UK were diagnosed with liver cancer in 2011.
  • There were 4,514 deaths from liver cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 42% (49% in males and 28% in females) of liver cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Stats for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, and Risk factors

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics available for liver cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012. Reliable survival data for trends over time in the UK is not available. One- and five-year survival data for adult men and women in England, and by age, will be available in our next update (Autumn 2015). Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD code for liver cancer is ICD-10 C22.

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available.


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 4 December 2014