Volume 11, Issue 2 (6-2008)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2008, 11(2): 84-93 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohaghegh F, Hamta A, Shariatzade M A. The study of cancer incidence and cancer registration in Markazi province between 2001-2006 and comparison with national statistics, Iran. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2008; 11 (2) :84-93
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Introduction: Based on statistical and epidemiological studies, cancer is the third most common cause of death after heart diseases and accidents, therefore planning to control cancer is essential for public health. Cancer registration is an important part of cancer control, and the collected data could be useful in etiological studies, and health programming to prevent and treat the disease. In this study cancer incidence and cancer registration in Markazi province investigated. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, data related to cancer were collected from the health center of Markazi province, from 2001 to 2006. Then the prevalence and incidence of different kind of cancer were determined. Results: Results showed that the top ten cancers among women were: 1-Breast 2-Skin 3-Stomach 4-Colorectal 5-Lung 6-Uterus 7-Bladder 8-Lymphoma 9-Thyroid 10-Esophagus, and the ten most prevalent cancers among men were: 1-Skin 2-Bladder 3-Stomach 4-Lung 5-Prostate 6-Colon and Colorectal 7-Esophagus 8-Lymphoma 9-Testese 10-Gall bladder. Conclusion: In this investigation we also compared cancer incidence and distribution in Markazi province with national rates and our results showed that in some years, cancer statistics is different from national statistics which it may be due to different environmental and epidemiological factors.
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