Digestive System Cancers

Cancers of the digestive system include cancers of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

Cancers of the digestive system occur in both males and females.

-          It is estimated that in 2019, 2,599 new cases of liver cancer (1,907 males and 692 females), and 3,599 cases of pancreatic cancer (1,889 males and 1,710 females), will be diagnosed in Australia.

-          Gallbladder cancer is classed as a rare cancer, (any type of cancer that has less than 6 incidences per year per 100,000 population).