Laos Among Countries With Highest Incidence Of Liver Cancer In The World


Liver cancer is becoming a health concern in Lao PDR. The country has the highest leading cause of liver cancer in the South East Asia. Liver cancer in Lao PDR is mainly caused by alcohol consumption, in particular among the adult population. The country has no official registry for liver cancer deaths but it is estimated than one in every ten deaths is liver cancer related. The country has no capacity to treat cancer thus most of the patients are referred to countries like India for specialized treatment. According to World Cancer Research Fund, cases of liver cancer are standardized at 52.6 per 100000 people.

Source: World Atlas