This report provides information on cancer incidence and mortality in Portugal. Findings include that: smoking-related cancers are on the increase, especially in younger age groups (lung cancer for both sexes and oral cancer in men); and cervical cancer rates are the highest in the EU. Mortality from lifestyle and diet-related cancers, such as colorectal cancer, as well as prostate cancers are increasing faster than elsewhere in southern Europe. The data analysis demonstrates the need for a comprehensive national programme including a nationwide system for monitoring cancer incidence, mortality and survival; health education activities; and secondary prevention such as effective cervical cancer screening programmes.Hepatocellular carcinoma accounts for more than 95% of primary liver cancers and has been linked to virai infection by ... CAcncer of the larynx (ICDa#39;9 code 161) With a male-to-female mortality ratio of 19, this cAcncer is very rare among women.
|Title||:||Cancer in Portugal - Cancro Em Portugal|
|Author||:||P. S. Pinheiro, International Agency for Research on Can|
|Publisher||:||IARC - 2002-01-01|