There have been recent reports of substantial increases occurring in the incidence of and/or mortality from tongue and mouth cancers in several countries.
In this paper using data from Scotland (1960-89) we report on time trends in pharyngeal cancer.
Similar increases in rates are evident for cancers of the oropharynx and hypopharynx while there has been little change in the occurrence of nasopharyngeal cancer (which has distinct aetiological factors).
It therefore seems that reported changes in the incidence of and mortality from oral cancer may be real, and in Scotland, this is most probably due to changes in alcohol consumption.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Pharynx, Epidémiologie, Homme, Incidence, Mortalité, Facteur risque, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, ORL pathologie, Pharynx pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Pharynx, Epidemiology, Human, Incidence, Mortality, Risk factor, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, ENT disease, Pharynx disease
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