Pregnancy-associated cancers: Frequency and temporal trends in Italy: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer

F. Parazzini, A. Gadducci, E. Cicinelli, T. Maggino, F. Peccatori, G. Scarfone, E. Roncella, G. Scambia, P. Zola, E. Sartori

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Abstract

Limited data are available on the frequency and time trends of pregnancy-associated cancers, particularly from Southern European countries. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and time trends of pregnancy-associated cancer in Italy. Methods This was a population-based linkage study using the regional hospital discharge forms database of four Italian regions with more than 17 million inhabitants. All resident women with a hospital discharge form reporting a birth or abortion in the time period under consideration were identified. The time period of the study was 2003-2015 for the Piemonte and Puglia region, 2006-2015 for the Tuscany region, and 2005-2015 for the Veneto region. Risk of developing a pregnancy-associated cancer was calculated as the ratio of the number of pregnancy-related cancers to the total number of pregnancies. Results A total of 2 297 648 pregnancies were identified. Overall, the pregnancy-associated cancer frequency was 134.8 per 100 000 pregnancies: the frequency ranged from 127.1 in Puglia to 157.3 in Tuscany. The frequency for 100 000 pregnancies was 66.4 in women aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalInt. J. Gynecol. Cancer
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • cancer trend
  • pregnancy
  • adult
  • Article
  • cancer risk
  • child
  • female
  • hospital discharge
  • human
  • Italy
  • major clinical study
  • malignant neoplasm
  • maternal age
  • middle aged
  • population research
  • pregnancy termination
  • pregnant woman
  • priority journal
  • school child
  • spontaneous abortion
  • temporal analysis
  • neoplasm
  • pregnancy complication
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic

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