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Invasive cancer of the uterine cervix in the Province of Trieste: epidemiological considerations
The epidemiological behaviour of the invasive cancer of the uterine cervix in the Province of Trieste is analysed. During this study period, 488 cases of this neoplasia were diagnosed with an incidence rate standardized for the European population of 0.0002025. This value is within the average ones recorded in other geographic regions. The age group which is most affected is that from 60 to 64 years. By analyzing the overall incidence rate of the first two years if compared with the last two years of our study period, a 29% decrease is recorded, with an annual average decrease of 2.6%. This value is one of the highest reported in the literature. This decrease is recorded in the age groups over 40, while no decrease is recorded in women under age 40.