alexa [Incidence of bronchopulmonary cancer in Castilla y Leon and Cantabria in the year 2007. A study by the Castilla y Leon and Cantabria Respiratory Diseases Society (SOCALPAR)].
Pulmonology

Pulmonology

Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Author(s): HernndezHernndez JR, HerasGmez F, CordovillaPrez MR, AntolnGarca T, Bollo De Miguel E Grup

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study sets out to find out the incidence and other epidemiological characteristics of bronchopulmonary cancer in patients living in Cantabria and Castilla y Leon (Spain) and comparing the current data obtained in the last communities with that obtained 10 years ago in a similar study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective, multicentre study using information (age, sex, residence, smoking habits and histology) obtained from all patients diagnosed during the year 2007. RESULTS: A total of 1486 patients were included--1295 males (87.1\%) and 191 females (12.9\%)--, of whom 1145 lived in Castilla y Leon--1010 males (88.2\%) and 135 females (11.8\%)--, and 341 in Cantabria--285 males (83.6\%) and 56 females (16.4\%)--. The incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants adjusted to the world standard population were significantly higher in Cantabria [29.53; (males: 52.9; females: 9.76)] than in Castilla y Leon [21.35; (males: 38.31; females: 5.58)]. A total of 90.24\% were smokers (males: 96.12\% and women: 49.17\%). The main histology types were: squamous, 32, 82\%; adenocarcinoma, 28.74\%, and small cell carcinomas, 18.33\%. In Castilla y Leon, from 1997 to 2007, the numbers went from 920 to 1010 in males and from 95 to 135 in females (a crude rate increase of 10.5\% in males and 43\% in females), and showed a decrease in squamous tumours and an increase in adenocarcinomas. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence rates of bronchopulmonary cancer in 2007 were significantly higher in Cantabria than those of Castilla y Leon. The 2007 rates in this community were higher than in 1997 in both males and females. Copyright (c) 2009 SEPAR. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved. This article was published in Arch Bronconeumol and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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