Cancer in Portugal - Cancro Em Portugal

Cancer in Portugal - Cancro Em Portugal

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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


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