BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186-188

Cancer patterns in Nainital and adjoining districts of Uttarakhand: A one year survey


1 Institute of Allied Health (Paramedical) Services, Education and Training, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
2 Swami Ram Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Assistant Professor, Institute of Allied Health (Paramedical) Services, Education and Training, Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263 139
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Source of Support: Grant from State Biotechnology Department, Uttarakhand., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.101911

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A survey was conducted to determine the cancer profile in Nainital and adjoining districts of Uttarakhand. Epidemiological information was collected from the records of patients with confirmed cancer cases. A total of 354 cases were studied for the year 2010. Lung cancer was found to be leading cancer type (17.23%) overall. Breast cancer was most prevalent in females (22.29%) followed by cervical (14.86%) and ovarian cancers (13.51%). Men were mainly suffering from tobacco- and alcohol-related cancers, e.g., lungs (26.21%), larynx (11.16%), oropharynx (9.7%), oral cavity (6.79%), and esophagus (6.79%). Cancers of unknown primary site (1.41%) were also detected.


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