IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 1 / pii/2004118

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Original Research

The incidence of female genital tumors in the province of Sassari in the period 1992-2000

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1 Institute of Pathologic Anatomy, University of Sassari, Sassari (Italy)
2 Multizonal Epidemiologic Observational Center, Azienda USL 1, Sassari (Italy)
3 Department of Pharmacology. Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Sassari, Sassari (Italy)
4 Insititute of Biomolecular Chemistry, C.N.R., Sassari (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(1), 96–98;
Published: 10 February 2004

The incidence of gynecologic tumors in the Province of Sassari in the period 1992-2000 has been studied in order to estimate their value and to make a comparison with the data of the period 1974-83. The analysis of our data regarding the period 1992-2000, if compared with those of the previous period 1974-83, showed a change in the percentage distribution of all gynecologic tumors, with an increase in the incidence of malignant tumors of the ovary (from 17. I% to 28.0%) and a reduction in the incidence of endometrial carcinoma (from 52.1 % to 45.0% ). Cervix cancer seemed stationary with a mild reduction (from 26.8% to 23.0%). The data showed, with regard to the incidence per 100,000, an increase of endometrial carcinoma (I 9.05 per I 00,000 vs 11.99 per 100,000) and malignant ovarian tumor (11.99 per 100,000 vs 3.95 per 100,000). Our data reported a worrying increase of hormonal­dependent tumors in North Sardinia such as endometrial and ovarian cancer with the highest increase in malignant ovarian tumors. In comparison to the previous period we confirmed a historically low incidence of cervical and external genitalia tumors (vulva and vagina) in North Sardinia.

Gynecologic tumors
North Sardinia
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