Liver cancer is the 18th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 2% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, liver cancer is the 15th most common cancer (2% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 20th most common cancer (1% of all new female cancer cases).
64% of liver cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 36% are in females.
Liver cancer incidence rates (
Liver Cancer (C22), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||12.6||15.8||13.3||8.9||13.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||13.5||19.2||17.3||13.9||13.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||5.9||6.2||4.5||4.7||5.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||6.4||8.2||6.7||8.1||6.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||9.1||10.9||9.0||7.3||9.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||9.6||12.8||11.3||10.2||9.8|
For liver cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C22.