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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4177

Cases of liver cancer soar: The number of men and women in England with liver cancer diagnoses increased by 70% and 60%, respectively, from 2003 to 2012, figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown. Liver cancer is now the 18th most common cancer in England, and the increase is thought to be related to cirrhosis, obesity, or hepatitis B or C infections. The incidence of malignant melanoma rose by 78% among men and by 48% among …

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