Volume 18, Issue 2 (5-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 18(2): 17-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Razi S, Salehiniya H, Fathali Loy Dizaji M. Epidemiology of Prevalent Cancer Among Iranian Women and its Incidence Trends from 2003-2009 in Iran. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 18 (2) :17-24
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3156-en.html
phD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , alesaleh70@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3189 Views)

Background: Cancer is one of the most common causes of deaths in the world. Cancer incidence and prevalence is increasing in the world. There is no clear trend is available on incidence of these cancers in Iran, therefore, this study aimed to determine the incidence of 10 common cancers among Iranian women from 2003 to 2009.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by analyzing existing data. Data from a national registry of cancer cases were received. Data included the records from the cancer registry system in Iranian women during 2003 to 2009. The incidence rates were then standardized using direct method. We used Cochrane Armitage Test for linear trend by Winpepi software to determine the variation in the incidence of cancers.

Results: The results show that the proportion of all cancers is rising in women as compared to all population. Breast, skin, colorectal, gastric, esophageal, thyroid, leukemia, ovary, brain and uterus were the most common cancer among Iranian women. During the years of the survey, these cancers are significantly increased.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the incidence of cancer in women is increased. screening programs can be useful in reducing the cancers.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2014/09/8 | Accepted: 2014/12/20 | Published: 2015/04/19

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