High mortality rates from liver cancer in the urban area of Campania Region: Prevalence of hepatitis and sociodemographic factors

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Abstract

The incidence of liver cancer appears lower in Europe and the USA and it is often looked upon as a problem in developing countries. Liver cancer has two main risk factors: the abuse of alcohol and the elevated prevalence of hepatitis B arid C viruses. In Italy the first one is mainly present in the North and the second one in Southern less developed areas. Our study evaluate the relationship between living in urban and suburban zones in South of Italy in conditions of overcrowding, poor health services and high incidence of hepatitis and liver cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalOncology Reports
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Hepatitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Prevention
  • Sociodemographic factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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