Journal article

Incidence of oral cancer in Western Australia (1982-2009): Trends and regional variations

Hajer Abdelhafied Derbi, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIM: Oral cancer remains a significant issue for many communities of the world. In Australia, there are approximately 2000 new diagnoses each year, and the rates are growing. The divide between city and rural, rich and poor, is, in many countries, found to be linked to the incidence of oral cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the trends in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer (specifically cancer of the parotid and major salivary glands, pharynx, and tongue) in Western Australia over a 27-year period, from 1982 to 2009, and determine the geographic distribution of incidence within the state. METHODS: The de-identified data were provided by the Western Australian Cancer Registry, ..

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