Estimates of the total number of men with a previous diagnosis of prostate cancer in Italy range from 55,000 to 135,000. This wide range of variation is largely due to uncertainties on the number of protein-specific antigen-detected, asymptomatic cases. The number of clinically detected cases, including cases with advanced disease, is less subject to uncertainty, with reasonable estimates ranging from 45,000 to 60,000.

An estimate of prostate cancer prevalence in Italy / C. La Vecchia, P. Bruzzi, A. Decarli, F. Gaboardi, P. Boyle. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 88:5(2002), pp. 367-369.

An estimate of prostate cancer prevalence in Italy

C. La Vecchia;A. Decarli;
2002

Abstract

Estimates of the total number of men with a previous diagnosis of prostate cancer in Italy range from 55,000 to 135,000. This wide range of variation is largely due to uncertainties on the number of protein-specific antigen-detected, asymptomatic cases. The number of clinically detected cases, including cases with advanced disease, is less subject to uncertainty, with reasonable estimates ranging from 45,000 to 60,000.
Epidemiology; Incidence; Mortality; Prevalence; Prostate cancer
Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica
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