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  Year: 2001 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 17-19
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  SOME EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LARYNGEAL CANCER IN THE PROVINCE OF VOJVODINA FROM 1985 TO 1996
Rajko JOVIC, Marica MILADINOV-MIKOV, Karol CANJI, Slobodan MITROVIC
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  The aim of this article was to evaluate, through a retrospective study, the epidemiological situation of in the province of Vojvodina during the twelve-year period of 1985-1996. The data regarding larynx carcinoma were regularly collected and classified in the Cancer Registry of Vojvodina at the Institute of Oncology in Sremska Kamenica. During the observed period 2,076 patients with malignant tumors of the larynx were registered. The average incidence was 16.1/100 000 in male patients and 1.4/100 000 in female patients; the morbidity index according to sex was 11.2:1 (male:female). The study indicated that laryngeal carcinoma was a disease of elderly people, with the peak age in the seventh (65-69) decade of life in men. The average mortality in men was 10.1/100,000 and in females 0.7/100 000. The mortality trend by age showed peaks in males of 65-69, 75-79, 85-89 years of age; in females it had an increasing tendency after the sixth decade of life and was linear in the group of older patients. This study showed an unsatisfactory epidemiological situation for this disease because laryngeal carcinoma is a disease that with adequate prevention (anti-smoking campaign) and early detection can be reduced as a mortality factor and extend life expectancy.
  Key words: Laryngeal Neoplasms; Epidemiology
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