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Key Statistics About Liver Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States for 2024 are:

  • About 41,630 new cases (28,000 in men and 13,630 in women) will be diagnosed
  • About 29,840 people (19,120 men and 10,720 women) will die of these cancers

Liver cancer incidence rates have more than tripled since 1980, while the death rates have more than doubled during this time.

Where is liver cancer more common?

Liver cancer is much more common in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia than in the US. In many of these countries it is the most common type of cancer. More than 800,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer each year throughout the world. Liver cancer is also a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 700,000 deaths each year.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team

Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as editors and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

American Cancer Society. Facts & Figures 2024. American Cancer Society. Atlanta. 2024.

American Cancer Society. Global Cancer Facts & Figures 4th edition. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society; 2018.

Last Revised: January 17, 2024

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