Liver cancer is the 17th most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 2% of all new cases. In males, it is the 14th most common cancer (2% of the male total), whilst it is the 19th in females (1%).[1-4]
In 2014, there were 5,550 new cases of liver cancer in the UK: 3,652 (66%) in males and 1,898 (34%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 18:10.[1-4] The
In males, the European
Liver Cancer (C22), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.9||11.1||16.0||8.4||13.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||13.9||14.8||19.4||13.4||14.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.5||3.7||5.9||3.3||5.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.1||5.7||7.8||6.2||6.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.0||7.5||10.7||6.2||9.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.6||9.5||12.6||9.0||9.7|
95% LCL and UCL are the 95% lower and upper
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, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. 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, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C22