Liver can­cer rates on rise

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MORE needs to be done to pre­vent pri­mary liver can­cer in Queens­land, with the num­ber of Queens­lan­ders di­ag­nosed more than dou­bling in the 10 years lead­ing up to 2014.

Sta­tis­tics re­leased by Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land showed the num­ber of peo­ple di­ag­nosed with pri­mary liver can­cer has in­creased by more than 120%, with 334 peo­ple di­ag­nosed in 2014, up from 150 in 2004.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO Chris McMil­lan said liver can­cer pa­tients con­tin­ued to ex­pe­ri­ence an ex­tremely poor prog­no­sis, with 84% of peo­ple di­ag­nosed dy­ing from their can­cer within five years.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land is avail­able via 13 11 20 or can­cerqld.org.au.

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