HIGH MORTALITY-RATES FROM LIVER-CANCER IN THE URBAN AREA OF CAMPANIA REGION - PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS

Citation
M. Montella et al., HIGH MORTALITY-RATES FROM LIVER-CANCER IN THE URBAN AREA OF CAMPANIA REGION - PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS, Oncology Reports, 5(1), 1998, pp. 165-169
Citations number
44
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
ISSN journal
1021-335X
Volume
5
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
165 - 169
Database
ISI
SICI code
1021-335X(1998)5:1<165:HMFLIT>2.0.ZU;2-5
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 ca ncer has two main risk factors: the abuse of alcohol and the elevated prevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses. In Italy the first one is mai nly present in the North and the second one in Southern less developed areas. Our study evaluate the relationship between living in urban an d suburban zones in South of Italy in conditions of overcrowding, poor health services and high incidence of hepatitis and liver cancer.