Although overall alcohol consumption has declined in recent years, people in their 50s and 60s are now much more likely to drink regularly than younger people and drink at levels higher than government advice. I’m here.
According to NHS Digital data, 4 in 10 men and 1 in 5 women aged 55-64 drink 14 or more units a week. Between the ages of 25 and 34, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 10 women drink this amount.
Other NHS data show that 65- to 74-year-olds (baby boomers who were in their 20s and 30s in the 70s and 80s when alcohol consumption increased) are now hospitalized for alcohol-related illnesses. shown to be the most likely. cause.
more men than women
Meanwhile, obesity rates have risen sharply over the past decade, with more than 25% of adults classified as obese, up from 19% in 2011.
The disease is still much more common in men than women, with 4,100 cases reported annually in men and about 2,100 cases in women, according to the latest statistics.
Data from Cancer Research UK show a steep rise in incidence in both groups over the past decade: 38% in women and 46% in men.
The UK Liver Trust has launched a new resource, Liver Cancer UK, to help those affected get the help and support they need.
Each year, more than 6,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer nationwide, and only 13% of them survive five years or more.
Many patients were first diagnosed after acute hospital admission or emergency GP referral after their disease had become more severe and their cancer had become more advanced.
Data show that in the UK, 45% of liver cancers are diagnosed in emergency settings such as A&E departments.
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Survival remains low
Pamela Healy, CEO of the charity, said: help.
“We have created new resources and websites with targeted information to make it easier for people to get the help they need.
“The new program of action is in response to a very worrying increase in cases across the UK.
“We are also deeply concerned that liver cancer survival rates remain very low, and this situation needs to change urgently.”
Symptoms of liver cancer may include: Decreased appetite; fullness after eating; feeling unwell and sick. Abdominal pain and swelling; jaundice; skin itching; very tired and weak. Fever with shivering; hematemesis; dark black “tarry” stools or dark urine.
The British Liver Trust says many of these symptoms don’t show up until the cancer is advanced, and urges people with cirrhosis, who are most at risk, to get screened for liver cancer regularly.