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Liver cancer toll high in Japan

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1510 (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1510
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    Japan has the highest rate of liver cancer in any industrialised country, and the annual death rate of 32000 is expected to rise over the next 10 years, according to a report by the Japan Society of Hepatology.

    Primary cancer of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma), which is nearly always the result of long term damage through either infection with hepatitis B or C or …

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