The use of state and hospital-based cancer registry data to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of laryngeal cancer in South Australia

P. Schloeffel, D. Hains, D. Roder, A. Bonett, A. Esterman

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    State and hospital-based cancer registries can be complementary sources for data that describe the general epidemiological and clinical features of cancers in specific populations. This has been illustrated with data on laryngeal cancer from registries in South Australia. The data were sufficiently detailed to indicate: trends in incidence by calendar year, age, sex, place of residence and country of birth; the distribution of cases by the subsite of the tumour, the histological type and grade, and the pretreatment clinical stage of the cancer at diagnosis; the complains of patients at presentation; the modes of treatment by the stage of the cancer; and case-survival rates, both over all and as related to the subsite of the tumour, the sex and the stage of disease. Data also were available to indicate the increased risks of disease that were associated with tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption. The findings broadly are consistent with the results of previous epidemiogical studies and show the utility of the combined use of state and hospital registry data to describe the general features of cancers in local populations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)252-255
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1989

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