Below is a graphical representation of the estimated burden of HPV in Quebec:
Image derived from Parkin DM, Bray F, Ferlay J, Pisani P. CA Cancer J Clin. 2005;55:74–108. 2. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 1999:1–22. 3. World Health Organization. WHO Office of Information. WHO Features. 1990;152:1–6.
“Every year in Québec, about 325 women learn that they have cervical cancer and 80 die from it. In reality, however, many more women are affected by it. For every case of cervical cancer, an estimated 50 to 100 women have precancerous lesions that require management and treatment. This amounts to 16 250 to 32 500 women.”
[Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec]
“From 1984 to 2001, there were 9 556 reported cases of primary anogenital cancer (anus, vulva, vagina, cervix and penis), all types combined: 988 (10%) in men and 8568 (90%) in women.”
[R. Louchini, P. Goggin et M. Steben. The evolution of HPV-related anogenital cancers reported in Quebec –
Incidence rates and survival probabilities, 2008.]
Fraction of anogenital cancers attributable to HPV in Quebec
Source: Comité d’Immunisation du Québec (CIQ), Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Prevention by vaccination of diseases attributable to the Human Papilloma Virus in Québec, October 2007.
The following documents, which are extracts, are of particular interest: