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Mortality from cancer of the cervix falls in most capitals

According to a survey of INCA, Curitiba tops the list as the city with the greatest reduction in new cases of the disease

 
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Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced on Tuesday (22), National Day to Fight Cancer, show that the incidence of cervical cancer has reduced in most capital cities. O levantamento faz parte do estudo "Informativo Vigilância do Câncer".

According to the study, Curitiba tops the list as the municipality with the greatest reduction in new cases (-9.4%) and deaths (-7.9%). Already the cities of São Paulo and Goiania decreased (-7.4% and -3.6%) and (-4.9% and -3.2), respectively.

The publication highlights the difference between the rates of incidence and mortality. The relationship between them is nearly triple. It is observed decline in incidence for most locations analyzed.

At the other end, the city of João Pessoa showed an increase in incidence rates (+6.1%) and mortality (+21.3%). For the city of Aracaju, there was an increase in incidence of 3.0%, while, for the city of Recife, there was a decrease in mortality of 6.7%.

Also according to published reports, cancer of the cervix is ​​the third most common type of cancer among women, with an estimate of about 529 000 new cases in 2008, accounting for 13% of cancers that afflict . Its incidence is approximately two times higher in less developed countries as compared to developed countries.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Cervical cancer    The National Cancer Institute    INCA    National Day to Fight Cancer    Curitiba   
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