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Liver Cancer Stats & Facts for Ohio
Liver Cancer Stats & Facts for Ohio

Liver Cancer Stats & Facts for Ohio

Who Gets Liver Cancer?

·         Liver and intrahepatic bile duct (IBD) cancer starts inside the liver.

·         Nearly 1,200 Ohioans were diagnosed with liver and IBD cancer in 2018.

·         Liver and IBD cancer is more than 2 times as common in men as in women.

·         Asians/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, and Hispanics have the highest rates of liver and IBD cancer, followed by Blacks. Whites have the lowest rates.

Liver Cancer Deaths

  • Nearly 1,000 Ohioans died from liver and IBD cancer in 2019.
  • Liver and IBD cancer death rates have increased 17% in Ohio from 2010 to 2019.

Stage at Diagnosis and Survival

  • About 44% of liver and IBD cancer cases in Ohio were diagnosed at an early (local) stage in 2018.
  • 34% of people diagnosed at an early stage when liver and IBD cancer has not spread beyond the liver or IBD SURVIVE 5 YEARS.
  • 3% of people diagnosed with distant stage liver and IBD cancer that has spread to other parts of the body SURVIVE 5 YEARS.

Risk Factors for Liver Cancer

  • Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection.
  • Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver).
  • Heavy alcohol use.
  • Obesity/overweight.
  • Smoking.
  • Type 2 diabetes.

To lower your risk for liver cancer:

  • Get tested for hepatitis C and get treated if you have it.
  • Get vaccinated against hepatitis B.*
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol.
  • Stop smoking or never start.
  • Keep a healthy weight.

*Recommended for all infants at birth and for adults who may be at increased risk.

Ohio cancer reports are available on the Cancer Data and Statistics webpage.

Sources: Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (2018) and Bureau of Vital Statistics (2010-2019), Ohio Department of Health; SEER Program, National Cancer Institute; CDC.