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Cancer in Poland in 2002


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Nowotwory Złośliwe w Polsce w 2002 roku
Poland (POL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1963 - 12/2002
Series or system 
Poland Cancer Registration System
Data type

The 2002 report from Poland's National Cancer Registry, KRN, presents data on counts and rates for total cancer deaths by year for the years 1963-2002, and data for select cancers by site for 1963, 1978, and 2002. Numbers and rates for incidence and mortality in 2002 are given by cancer site, sex, and 5-year age group as well as by site, sex, and voivodeship; MI ratios by sex and site for 2002 are included as well. Data was provided by various subnational cancer registries; registration is uneven among provinces, however, and overall underregistration is estimated at about 12% for 2002 due to physicians' strikes during 1997-1998 and an ensuing breakdown of statistics collection.