Table 5.

Cases of primary liver cancer found from National Cancer Registration Database by status of second-stage screening, periods and screening markers

Status of second-stage screeningnPeriod*
IIIIIITotal cases
(2) Nonresponder to US2597 (1, 4, 2)1 (0, 1, 0)2 (1, 1, 0)10 (2, 6, 2)
(3) Negative US results2,80404 (1, 3, 0)11 (8, 3, 0)15 (9, 6, 0)
(4) Refuse referral132 (0, 1, 1)01 (0, 0, 1)3 (0, 1, 2)
(5) No definite malignancy by hospital521 (1, 0, 0)01 (1, 0, 0)2 (2, 0, 0)
Total3,1281051530
Platelet count <150 × 109/L211013
AFP >20 ng/mL3014
Both54413
  • * Period I, during the screening (from April to December 2004); period II: within 6 months after the screening (from January to June 2005); and period III: between 7 and 12 months after the screening (from July to December 2005).

  • Number of cases with platelet count <150 × 109/L, number of cases with platelet count <150 × 109/L and AFP >20 ng/mL, number of cases with AFP >20 ng/mL.