This paper describes the temporal pattern of germ cell testicular cancer in Scotland between 1960 and 1990.
The effect of age on the prognosis of patients with non-seminomatous germ cell tumours (NSGCT) has been assessed by studying all patients presenting in the West of Scotland between 1975 and 1989.
Between 1960 and 1990, the number of testicular germ cell tumours registered has increased more than 2-fold ; mortality rates have declined equally dramatically.
Univariate and multivariate analysis of the data obtained on 440 patients with NSGCT showed age was not a prognostic factor influencing survival. 52 were patients over 40 years at presentation ; their 5 years survival was 71% compared with 79% in the younger patients (n=388).
This small survival difference is probably explained by the higher proportion of older patients treated before 1980.
Treatment for this older group should be approached with the same curative intent as for younger patients and the same expectation of success.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur germinale, Testicule, Homme, Testicule pathologie, Incidence, Mortalité, Tumeur non séminomateuse, Pronostic, Age, Epidémiologie, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Germ cell tumor, Testicle, Human, Testicular diseases, Incidence, Mortality, Non seminomatous tumor, Prognosis, Age, Epidemiology, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Male genital diseases, Malignant tumor
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0529777
Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 01/03/1996.