The incidence, mortality and survival of breast cancer patients from 1970 to 1993 were studied using data from the Cancer Registry of Norway.
The age-adjusted incidence rate increased from 62.0 to 76.9 per 100 000 person-years during the period, and more than 2000 cases are now registered annually.
The increase tends to be highest in the age group below 40 years.
The increase is mainly found in cases with localized tumours at the time of diagnosis.
The mortality rate has been almost unchanged in the period ; the age adjusted mortality rate is 27.0 per 100 000 person-years at the end of the study period.
The 5-year overall survival has increased among cases with axillary lymph node metastases at the time of diagnosis ; the other stages show only little improvement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Incidence, Mortalité, Survie 5 ans, Norvège, Europe, Epidémiologie, Registre, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Incidence, Mortality, Five year survival, Norway, Europe, Epidemiology, Register, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0255495
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 11/09/1998.