In this report, the most current (1991) data for ovarian cancer are presented and include some comparisons with 1985/1986 data.
Three calls for data from hospital registries across the United States have yielded 17,114 ovarian cancer cases for 1985,1986, and 1991 combined.
These data represent approximately 23%, 23%, and 43%, respectively, of the annual number of cases of ovarian cancer in the United States for those years.
One-fourth of the reported cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in women less than 50 years of age.
Younger patients (<40 years) were more likely to have received conservative therapy (unilateral oophorectomy), consistent with their high prevalence (59%) of Stage I disease.
Increases in important staging procedures were reported in 1991, with threefold increase in the proportion of debulking procedures and a 50% increase in omentectomies accompanying hysterectomy compared with 1985/1986.
A trend toward more complete surgery with full surgical/pathologic staging was observed in 1991, but there was not yet evidence to indicate significant improvements in ovarian cancer survival compared with published figures during the past 10-15 years.
Important ethnic and demographic differences in type of surgery and survival were noted but could not be differentiated from differences in tumor stage.
Cancer 1995 ; 76 : 1096-1103.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Ovaire, Homme, Epidémiologie, Modalité traitement, Pronostic, Base donnée, Echelon national, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Ovaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Ovary, Human, Epidemiology, Application method, Prognosis, Database, National scope, United States, North America, America, Female genital diseases, Ovarian diseases
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Cote : 95-0522932
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 01/03/1996.