Liver cancer rates on rise
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.