A descriptive study of cancers of the female genital tract (cervix, endometrium, ovary, labia, vulva and vagina) in the province of Ragusa (Sicily) was carried out using incidence and mortality data of the Ragusa Cancer Registry, covering the years 1981-1987.
Corpus uteri was the most frequent site of cancer, followed by cervix utery and ovary ; the highest mortality rates were exhibited by ovary cancer, whose survival at five years was 18.1 percent.
A comparison of incidence and mortality rates with those observed by Italian and European registries shows that while in Ragusa rates for cancers of all sites were lower, female genital tract cancers, particularly of the uterus, were more frequent in Ragusa than in other Italian and European areas.
In contrast with what has been reported by cancer registries of most developed countries, incidence of cervix cancer in Ragusa has apparently not decreased between 1981 and 1987, while mortality has increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Appareil génital femelle, Epidémiologie, Sicile, Italie, Europe, Incidence, Mortalité, Registre, Homme, Femelle, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Female genital system, Epidemiology, Sicily, Italy, Europe, Incidence, Mortality, Register, Human, Female, Female genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0487758
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 01/03/1996.