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HCC in the United States

  • This year there will be over 30,000 new cases of HCC, and approximately 21,000 deaths due to HCC.
  • Over the past two decades, the incidence of HCC in the United States has tripled.
  • HCC related to hepatitis C infection has become the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

HCC in the World

  • Over 700,000 people in the world contract HCC each year and approximately 695,000 die from the disease.
  • HCC is the 4th most common cancer in the world.
  • HCC is the 2nd largest cause of cancer deaths in the world.

Hepatitis B

Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States and 400 million people in the world have chronic hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million people in the United States and 150 million people in the world have chronic hepatitis C.

HCC Facts

  • HCC accounts for approximately 84% of all liver cancers.
  • Approximately 78% of people with HCC also have hepatitis B and/or C.
  • Between 60% and 80% of people with HCC also have cirrhosis.
  • At present worldwide averages, 1 in every 5,000 people will contract HCC.
  • Approximately 52% of HCC patients who go into remission will contract HCC again.
  • The five-year survival for an HCC patient is approximately 15%.

Sources include American Cancer Society, Hepatitis Foundation International, National Cancer Institute and World Health Organization. © March 2013

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