Liver cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, liver cancer is the 10th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 8th most common cause of cancer death (4% of all male cancer deaths).
38% of liver cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 62% are in males (2018).
Liver cancer mortality rates (
For liver cancer mortality differences between countries largely reflect differences in incidence.
Liver Cancer (C22), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.9||5.6||5.7||5.9||6.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.5||7.5||8.2||9.6||6.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.8||14.6||12.0||9.2||12.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.7||17.9||15.8||14.2||13.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.7||10.0||9.0||8.2||9.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.2||11.8||11.2||11.2||9.4|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C22.