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Incidence rates and trends of lip, oral and oro-pharyngeal cancers in Portugal.
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PMID:  23034073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the trends and patterns of lip, oral and oro-pharyngeal cancer incidence in Portugal between 1998 and 2007. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on lip, oral and oro-pharyngeal cancers was collected from the databases maintained at the three main Regional Cancer Registries of Portugal (1998-2007). The data were analysed by gender, age and by site. Incidence rates were age standardized by the direct method, and joinpoint regression was used to estimate trends in incidence. RESULTS: During this 10-year period, a total of 9623 cases of lip, oral and oropharynx cancers were reported, 7565 (78.6%) in males and 2058 (21.4%) in females. There was an increase in the age-standardized incidence of oral cancers by 1.96% per year for both sexes grouped together and an increase of 4.34% per year for the female group. Oro-pharyngeal cancer showed an increase incidence trend of 3.49% per year for both sexes grouped together and an increase of 3.49% per year for male group among the sites analysed. Lip cancer showed a decrease in its incidence rate. CONCLUSION: In view of rising trends, it is necessary to implement policies on oral cancer control by initiating campaigns on oral cancer awareness and screening and to harness political measures on tobacco and alcohol control for the Portuguese population.
Luís S Monteiro; Luís Antunes; Maria J Bento; Saman Warnakulasuriya
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0714     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Pathol. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8911934     Medline TA:  J Oral Pathol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine and Oral Surgery, Dental Sciences Group - Health Sciences Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Norte, Paredes, Portugal.
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