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2000, Volume 16, Number 1-2, Page(s) 048-052     
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A STUDY OF CANCER INCIDENCE AND DISTRIBUTION IN MERSİN
Özlem AYDIN, Ayşe POLAT, Duygu DÜŞMEZ, Reyhan EĞİLMEZ
Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı

The aim of the present study is to contribute determination of the regional cancer incidence, to accelerate more detailed studies dealing with same subject and to support obtaining true data. Among 23780 biopsies 1834 cancer cases diagnosed in private and official laboratories between January 1989 and August 1999 were evaluated. The ratio of male: female is 1.16. In general the most common 5 cancers are; skin (%22.19), gastrointestinal (%17.50), respiratory system (%11.17), breast (%10.30) and urinary system (%8.50). Breast cancer for females and skin cancer for males are the most frequent cancer types. The peak for the ages is the interval between 60-69.

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