Increased incidence of thyroid cancer in Latina, Italy: A possible role of detection of subclinical disease

Susanna Busco, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Isabella Sperduti, Patrizio Pezzotti, Carlotta Buzzoni, Fabio Pannozzo

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the thyroid cancer incidence trends and geographical patterns in the Latina Province of Lazio, Italy using the population-based cancer registry. Methods: We extracted from the Latina cancer registry all cases of thyroid cancer from 1997 to 2006. Cases were classified according to morphological type and diameter. Data for diagnostic procedures for Latina Province residents from 2001 to 2006 were extracted from the regional outpatient procedures information system. Results: A total of 982 cases were diagnosed, for a standardized incidence of 8.3 and of 27.9 per 100,000 in males (. n, 220) and in females (. n, 762), respectively. The annual percent change (APC) was +16.7% (95% CI +7.2, +27.2) and +10.5% (95% CI +6.5, +14.6) in males and females, respectively. The increase was mostly due to papillary (. n, 759) and small (≤20. mm) cancers (. n, 617), with no difference by age (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Cancer registry
  • Incidence
  • Mortality
  • Over-diagnosis
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Epidemiology

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