Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

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: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186--188

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


Arundhati Bag1, Sarita Rawat1, Nirdosh Kumar Pant2, Narayan Singh Jyala3, Abhishek Singh2, Kailash Chandra Pandey2 
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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Arundhati Bag
Assistant Professor, Institute of Allied Health (Paramedical) Services, Education and Training, Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263 139
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Bag A, Rawat S, Pant NK, Jyala NS, Singh A, Pandey KC. Cancer patterns in Nainital and adjoining districts of Uttarakhand: A one year survey.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2012;3:186-188


How to cite this URL:
Bag A, Rawat S, Pant NK, Jyala NS, Singh A, Pandey KC. Cancer patterns in Nainital and adjoining districts of Uttarakhand: A one year survey. J Nat Sc Biol Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Nov 25 ];3:186-188
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