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.
Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States and 400 million people in the world have chronic hepatitis B.
Approximately 4 million people in the United States and 150 million people in the world have chronic hepatitis C.
- 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