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HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA IN INDIA



  May 31, 2024

HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA IN INDIA



Rapid Increase in Liver Cancers Among Indian Women

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer, starting in the main type of liver cell called hepatocytes. A recent study found that liver cancers are increasing more rapidly among Indian women than men. The review, published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, also identifies Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, and Goa as new hotspots for HCC.

SIMPLIFIER

Q: What is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)?
A: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer that starts in the main liver cells called hepatocytes.

Q: What is the key finding about liver cancer in India?
A: Liver cancers are increasing more rapidly among women than men in India.

Q: Which states are the new hotspots for HCC?
A: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, and Goa.

Q: What are the annual rates of liver cancer in India?
A: India reports nearly 35,000 liver cancer cases annually, with a mortality rate of 2.1 per 100,000.

Q: How does India’s liver cancer rate compare globally?
A: Liver cancer is the sixth most frequently diagnosed cancer globally and causes the third-highest number of cancer-related deaths.

Q: What are the main factors contributing to the increase in liver cancers?
A: Increasing cases are linked to alcohol and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.



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