The risk of cancer was evaluated among 77 952 asthma patients with bronchial asthma.
The series was obtained through linkage of two registers: the Finnish Social Insurance Institution's file of asthma patients and the Finnish Cancer Registry.
There was a significant excess risk of lung cancer in both sexes, the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) being 1.32 among men and 1.66 among women.
In women, the risk of cancer of the rectum was significantly increased (SIR 1.42), whereas the risks of cancer of the corpus uteri and multiple myeloma were lower than expected (SIR 0.76 and 0.53, respectively).
In men, the incidence of cancer of the larynx was significantly reduced (SIR 0.63) and that of the bladder increased (SIR 1.25).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Homme, Asthme, Chaînage donnée, Incidence, Finlande, Europe, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Allergie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Human, Asthma, Data link, Incidence, Finland, Europe, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Allergy, Immunopathology
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