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Are the demographics for squamous cell cancer in the head and neck changing in the United Kingdom?

Hassan, MA; Lund, VJ; Howard, DJ; Sackert, AA; (2007) Are the demographics for squamous cell cancer in the head and neck changing in the United Kingdom? Journal of Laryngology and Otology , 121 (2) 154 - 157. 10.1017/S0022215106004087. Green open access

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Abstract

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is well known to be more common in men than women. Smoking and alcohol are the key risk factors causing such malignancies and there are several publications which have suggested that the prevalence of these diseases is increasing more in women than in men in western countries due to increased smoking and alcohol use.We collected our data at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology from the last 45 years and analysed the disease ratios in male to female patients in different sites within the head and neck. Our results revealed a decreasing male to female ratio, though this was not statistically significant. However, it draws attention to the increasing number of women with head and neck cancer, which may reflect their increasing use of cigarettes and alcohol.

Type: Article
Title: Are the demographics for squamous cell cancer in the head and neck changing in the United Kingdom?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215106004087
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215106004087
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright Cambridge University Press 2006
Keywords: Head and neck neoplasms, Carcinoma, Squamous cell, Epidemiology, Risk factors, Smoking, Alcohol drinking statistics, Risk-factor, Trends, Alcohol, Larynx
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > The Ear Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/70232
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