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Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 05/23/2005
  • Updated: 02/27/2014

Table 1. Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Geographic Regiona

Region Incidence (per 100,000 population) 
aAdapted from Russo et al.[6]
South America0.2–5.0
Northern Europe5
Western Africa30–48
United States4


  1. Russo MW, Jacobson IM: Hepatocellular cancer: screening, surveillance, and prevention. In: Kelsen DP, Daly JM, Kern SE, et al., eds.: Gastrointestinal Oncology: Principles and Practices. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2002, pp 559-568.