Trends and estimates in prostate cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence in the Slovak Republic, 1968-2012

M. ONDRUSOVA,, L. MROZOVA, D. ONDRUS, B. MRINAKOVA
2013 Neoplasma (Bratislava)  
Prostate cancer is the third most-common non-skin cancer and also the third leading cause of cancer death in the Slovak Republic in recent years. However, analysis of incidence and mortality long-term time-trends, on the basis of which the prevalence estimates could have been calculated, were not available. This paper analyses national trends in prostate cancer incidence and mortality from 1968 to 2007 by using the join-point regression to propose potential changes in health care. The authors
more » ... care. The authors noted a statistically significant increase in the values of incidence after 1999 and improvement in mortality after 1998. Using a mathematical modelation authors predicted the overall prostate cancer prevalence in the Slovak Republic to provide actual data for health management.
doi:10.4149/neo_2013_058 pmid:23581418 fatcat:uvakjybnyjhazoptmpihgvvckm