Epidemiological Trend and Distribution of Prevalent Cancers in Razavi Khorasan Province during 2005-2010, Iran

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Sajjad Rahimi Pordanjani
Najiballah Baeradeh
Zaher Khazaei
Elham Goodarzi
Reza Beiranvand
Alireza Alikhani
Malihe Sohrabivafa
Rohollah Valizadeh


Background: Cancer is the main cause of death in the world. Cancer is one of the three main causes of mortality in developed and developing countries such as Iran. In this study, epidemiology of cancer investigated in Razavi Khorasan province during 2005-2010. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 28,854 patients with cancer in Razavi during 2005-2010. Age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) and frequency of cancer according to gender and age and incidence rates in different age groups were calculated using SPSS software. Results: In this study, a total of 28,854 patients registered in cancer registry during 2005-2010, 43.9% were female and 56.1% were male. The average age of men and women was 64 ± 18.3 and 55 ± 17.5 years, respectively. ASR for both genders in 2008 were 147.5 and 116.32% per 100,000 cases and in 2009 were 126.68 and 118 per 100,000 cases, respectively, and finally in 2010 rates in men and women were calculated 167.5 and 133, respectively. Khorasan Razavi five most common cancer in both sexes during 2005-2010 included skin, stomach, esophagus, breast, and colorectal cancers, respectively. Conclusion: Due to the differences observed among the cities in Razavi Khorasan and prevalence of gastrointestinal cancer research in this province, it is required conduct more research to identify risk factors especially about gastrointestinal cancers

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Sajjad Rahimi Pordanjani, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran,

Instructor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, 

Najiballah Baeradeh, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Post-graduate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 

Zaher Khazaei, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

Post-graduate, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, 

Elham Goodarzi, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Post-graduate, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, 

Reza Beiranvand, Shoushtar, Iran

Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, Faculty Member of Shoushtar Faculty of Medical Sciences, 

Alireza Alikhani, Kermanshah, Iran

Deputy of Medical Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 

Malihe Sohrabivafa, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran,

Post-graduate, Department of Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 

Rohollah Valizadeh, Urmia, Iran

Student, Department of Epidemiology, Student Research Committee, Urmia University of Medical Sciences,