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30-year cancer trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987).
West Indian Med J. 1991 Sep; 40(3):134-8.WI

Abstract

A total of 19,225 malignant neoplasms were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew, Jamaica over the 30-year period 1958-1987. The most prevalent cancers in males were those of prostate (12.2%), stomach (10.9%) and lung (10.7%). In females 24.1% of cancers occurred in breast and 20% were recorded for invasive carcinoma of the cervix. There is a steady improvement in the diagnosis of in situ cervical lesions, and a relative decline in the incidence of invasive lesions. Lung cancer in women remains at a low level. A significant decline in cancer of the oesophagus and stomach in both sexes was noted, while neoplasms of colon and rectum maintained a stable pattern. The 30-year trends of lymphomas and leukaemias have shown no increase, although there are changes in classification patterns.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jamaica Cancer Registry, Department of Pathology, U.W.I.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1957522

Citation

Brooks, S E., and C Wolff. "30-year Cancer Trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987)." The West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 40, no. 3, 1991, pp. 134-8.
Brooks SE, Wolff C. 30-year cancer trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987). West Indian Med J. 1991;40(3):134-8.
Brooks, S. E., & Wolff, C. (1991). 30-year cancer trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987). The West Indian Medical Journal, 40(3), 134-8.
Brooks SE, Wolff C. 30-year Cancer Trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987). West Indian Med J. 1991;40(3):134-8. PubMed PMID: 1957522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - 30-year cancer trends in Jamaica. Kingston & St. Andrew (1958-1987). AU - Brooks,S E, AU - Wolff,C, PY - 1991/9/1/pubmed PY - 1991/9/1/medline PY - 1991/9/1/entrez SP - 134 EP - 8 JF - The West Indian medical journal JO - West Indian Med J VL - 40 IS - 3 N2 - A total of 19,225 malignant neoplasms were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew, Jamaica over the 30-year period 1958-1987. The most prevalent cancers in males were those of prostate (12.2%), stomach (10.9%) and lung (10.7%). In females 24.1% of cancers occurred in breast and 20% were recorded for invasive carcinoma of the cervix. There is a steady improvement in the diagnosis of in situ cervical lesions, and a relative decline in the incidence of invasive lesions. Lung cancer in women remains at a low level. A significant decline in cancer of the oesophagus and stomach in both sexes was noted, while neoplasms of colon and rectum maintained a stable pattern. The 30-year trends of lymphomas and leukaemias have shown no increase, although there are changes in classification patterns. SN - 0043-3144 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1957522/30_year_cancer_trends_in_Jamaica__Kingston_&_St__Andrew__1958_1987__ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cancerinchildren.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -