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Cancer Radiother. 2005 Feb;9(1):1-7. Epub 2005 Jan 18.

[Epidemiology of head and neck carcinomas].

[Article in French]

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Service de biostatistique et d'épidémiologie, institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue C.-Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif cedex, France. auperin@igr.fr

Abstract

Head and neck carcinomas, i.e. oral cavity, pharynx and larynx cancers, are frequent among men in France. They are mostly squamous-cell carcinomas. The main risk factors are alcohol and tobacco, and their effects are multiplicative. In France, alcohol and tobacco consumptions are decreasing in the male population leading to decrease in head and neck carcinoma incidence and mortality. The best way to prevent head and neck carcinoma is the reduction of alcohol and tobacco consumption.

PMID:
15804614
DOI:
10.1016/j.canrad.2004.11.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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