Epidemiology of Adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix
Historically, the incidence rate of cervical cancer in Eastern Europe and particularly in Bulgaria has constantly been higher than that in the other European countries. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix (ASC) is a rare histological subtype of cervical cancer with incidence rate of less than 6 per 100,000.
Yordanov, A. et al. analyzed the epidemiology and prognosis of all Bulgarian patients with ASC, registered at the Bulgarian National Cancer Registry (BNCR), and compared patients' characteristics and outcomes with those of patients, treated at a large specialized institution - the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University Hospital in Pleven, Bulgaria.