International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | Iraq | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018


Female Cancers: Incidence, Characteristics and Death Rate in Misan Province, Iraq

Saba J M Al Hashimi | Aqeela Hyder | Kawakeb N. Abdulla | Hayder A. Fawzi [5]


Abstract: Cancer makes over 8 million deaths worldwide in 2013 and has progressed from the third main cause of death in 1990 to the second main cause of cardiovascular disease in 2013. Objective To determine the incidence, characteristics & death rate of female cancers among women in Misan province during 2014-2016. Methods a cross-sectional study was conducted in Misan city, Iraq during 2014-2016, the data were collected from the cancer registry unit regarding a female tumour. Results 1183 case of cancer were included, 545 cases of them were with breast cancer, 184 (33.8 %) in 2014, 172 (31.6 %) in 2015, and 189 (34.6 %) in the year 2016. Most of the breast cancer was in the age group 45-64 years (50.3 %). More than 60 % of breast cancer and other cancers lived in urban areas.81.5 % of breast cancer and 91.5 % of other types of a tumour occurred in housewives. The specific death rate of breast cancer was 24 % while in other tumours it was 50.3 %. The incidence rate of a female tumour, in general, has declined through the period of study, while the death rate of a breast tumour has increased slightly more than in other tumours. This indicates that breast cancer rate represent half of all female tumours and its death rate increased slightly more than other tumours.


Keywords: breast cancer, female tumour, death rate, Misan, Iraq


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,


Pages: 1843 - 1845


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