Elwood for permission to include data obtained from their laboratories Cancer Incidence in Five Continents
- J E Morrison, Dr J S Doll, R Payne, P And, Waterhouise
- Elwood for permission to include data obtained…
THE high incidence of cancer of the lip in Northern Ireland is well recognized, and in a recent paper Lynch (1967) reported that the condition continues to provide between 6'5 and 8-5 per cent of all new cases treated at the Radiotherapy Centre, Belfast. He found that 964 new cases of lower lip cancer were registered over a 12-year period. The present investigation was undertaken to discover whether intraoral squamous carcinoma also occurs in Northern Ireland with unusual frequency, and in this paper figures relating to the incidence of squamous carcinoma of the lip and mouth in Northern Ireland over a 5-year period (1963-67) are presented. The mortality associated with malignancy at these sites during a similar period (1962-66) is also described.