Re-establishment of the cancer registry in Kyadondo County, Uganda, has allowed estimation of incidence rates for the period September 1989 to December 1991.
The results are compared with earlier data from the same area, and from other African cancer registries.
The most striking feature is the emergence of Kaposi's sarcoma as the leading cancer in males (almost half of all registered cases) and the second most frequent (17.9%) in females.
This parallels the evolution of the epidemic of AIDS.
There were also marked increases in the incidence of both oesophageal and prostatic carcinoma, while the incidence of cancer of the penis and the urinary bladder declined, possibly as a result of improved standards of hygiene.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Ouganda, Afrique, Homme, Kampala
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Incidence, Uganda, Africa, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0433447
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.