Egypt is among the world’s highest in liver cancer, says WHO

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According to a recent study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization, Egypt has recorded liver cancer death rates among the world’s highest. The study was published in the Journal of Hepatology, which deals with scientific research related to liver disease.

Egypt ranked second in the world after Mongolia regarding new infections, with a rate of 34.1 cases per 100,000 citizens. It also ranked second in deaths, with a rate of 32.5 cases per 100,000 people. The study showed that liver cancer was the most diagnosed in 2020 in 6 countries, including Egypt. It showed that during 2020, more than 900,000 people worldwide were diagnosed with liver cancer, while 830,200 died as a result of the disease. It predicted that the global incidence and death rates for liver cancer would increase by 55% by 2040.