News by Topic: The South
Study Reveals Rates of the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer Are Rising in Rural Areas While Slowing in Urban Areas
Sep 15, 2021 - Summarizes a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) that examined rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common form of liver cancer, in adults aged 20 and older living rural and urban communities between 1995 and 2016. Reports that the incidence of HCC increased at a rate of 5.7% annually in rural areas. The study also found a rapid rise in HCC cases among non-Hispanic Black and American Indian and Alaskan Native men aged 60 to 69 living in the rural South or in high-poverty areas.
Source: News Wise