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World Journal of Research and Review

( A Unit of Nextgen Research Publication)

General Features of Three Common Types of Cancer In a Southern Province of Turkey: Data From Antalya Province

( Volume 5 Issue 2,August 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS

Alparslan Merdin, Hulya Karakilinc, Hakan Sat Bozcuk


Background & Aims: We aimed to evaluate the general features of three common types of cancer in a southern province of Turkey. Methods: All patients were diagnosed with malignancy between the years 2005 and 2010 (the year 2005 and 2010 included) , and registered by Antalya Provincial Health Directorate Cancer Registry Center (Antalya Ä°l SaÄŸlık MüdürlüÄŸü Kanser Kayıt Merkezi) (AÄ°SMKKM).The study included patients diagnosed with breast, lung or prostate cancer between the defined time interval and patients with a history of breast, lung or prostate cancer followed by a subsequent malignancy diagnosed between the defined time interval. The study was a retrospective study. The study included 1977 breast cancer patients, 2680 lung cancer patients and 1840 prostate cancer patients. All the data included in the study were given by AÄ°SMKKM. We stratified data according to age, sex, stage and subtype of primary tumor of the patients. Results: 1442 of the patients with breast cancer had invasive ductal type. Median age at the time of diagnosis were 51, 62, 69 for breast, lung and prostate cancer patients, respectively. Lastly, percentage of patients with advanced metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis for breast, lung and prostate cancer patients were 8.74%, 60.5% and 11.85%, respectively. Conclusion: People should be encouraged to participate in screening programs.



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