Cossu, Antonio and Paliogiannis, Panagiotis and Attene, Federico and Palmieri, Giuseppe and Budroni, Mario and Sechi, Ornelia and Torre, Carlo and Tanda, Francesco and Scognamillo, Fabrizio (2013) Breast cancer incidence and mortality in North Sardinia in the period 1992–2010. Acta Medica Mediterranea, Vol. 29 (2), p. 235-239. ISSN 0393-6384. eISSN 2283-9720. Article.
The aim of this study was to analyze and describe the epidemiological characteristics and trends of breast cancer in Sassari province (Sardinia, Italy) in the period 1992 2010. Data were obtained from the local tumor registry which makes part of a wider registry web, coordinated today by the Italian Association for Tumor Registries. The overall number of breast cancer cases registered was 5,483 (46 males and 5,437 females). The mean age was 64.8 years for males and 60.4 years for females. The standardized incidence rates were 1/100,000 and 106.2/100,000 and the standardized mortality rates 0.3/100,000 and 23.2/100,000 for males and females respectively. An increasing trend in incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer in Sassari province was evidenced in the years under investigation. Relative survival at 5 years from diagnosis was 78.2% (73.1% for males and 78.3% for females.
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