Martin Redecha, Zuzana Nižňanská, Miroslav Korbeľ
The data about the breast carcinoma in Slovakia during the years 1990 – 1999 are summarized according to the data acquired from the oncological registry databases and statistical offices. The occurrence of this disease has increased, during the monitored period, of 601 cases (48.7 %). In 1999 the breast carcinoma in Slovakia represented 18.3 % of all malignant female diseases. Thus, it became the female most common malignancy affecting Slovak female population. The diagnosis of precancerouses has, according to the data, no increasing pattern and it range between 22 to 36 cases per year. However, the data are most likely very twisted. During the years 1990 to 1996, the highest number of announced carcinoma cases was in the West Slovakia County. However the highest incidence was in Bratislava County. From the year 1997, when the data are being processed according to the new geopolitical division of the Slovak republic, we see great differences between each even close neighboring regions. The highest occurance, with permanently increasing pattern is again in Bratislava County. The more to the cast of the country the incidence of the disease slowly decreases. According to the age analysis, the increase of incidence with increasing age. In the last years, however, there is a dramatic increase even after the 40th year of life. There is a gradual increase in breast carcinoma mortality rate. The number of deaths per year increased during the monitored period of 184 cases (24.9 %). The highest mortality rate is in the Bratislava County, the lowest one in Prešov County.