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Liver Cancer Is a Growing Concern Among Medicare Recipients


Hep Editors:
An analysis of the prevalence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among Medicare beneficiaries found that the condition is becoming increasingly common. Moreover, the causes of this type of liver cancer are dependent on race.

“In this in-depth analysis of the Medicare database, our data confirms an increasing rate of HCC that was observed in the Medicare beneficiaries between 2005 and 2014,” study authors Danubia Hester, MD, of the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues wrote. These findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

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