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3. What is the global incidence of liver cancer?

In the year 2000, there were about 550,000 new cases of liver cancer and because the treatment for liver cancer especially in the great bulk of the world, is so poor - almost all the people who get liver cancer die from liver cancer. So you can see that the mortality figure and the incidence or new cases are almost the same. Even though there have been strides made in Western countries primarily with the use of liver transplantation - to improve the outcome of people who are discovered with early liver cancer for the great bulk of the people in the world, there is no adequate treatment for liver cancer.