Common Cancers in Khuzestan Province, South West of Iran, during 2005-2011

  • Karami, Kh (Social Determinant of Heath Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) Ahvaz) ;
  • Cheraghi, M. (Social Determinant of Heath Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) Ahvaz) ;
  • Amori, N. (Abadan School of Medical Science) ;
  • Pedram, M. (Thalassemia Research Center, Shafa hospital, AJUMS Ahvaz) ;
  • Sobhani, A. (Department of Public Health, Heath School, AJUMS, Ahvaz)
  • Published : 2014.11.28


Cancer is the third highest cause of premature mortality in Iran. We aimed to determine trend of common cancers in Khuzestan province, Iran. Methods: It was a hospital based survey on 4065 subjects from their hospital files, those had registered as cancer case in Shafa hospital which has known as a biggest center of cancer in khuzestan province, Iran during 2005-2011.All data has entered by SPSS (version 19), descriptive statistic and adjusted odds ratio of common cancers for age and sex were calculated from multiple logistic regression model. Results: From all subjects; (51% & 49%) were male and female respectively. The most frequent age group was 60-50 years and common cancers were breast 16%, colorectal 6.3%, blood 2%, lung 8% and stomach 8%. Conclusion: Prevalence of cancers has increased markedly with age in Khuzestan Providence. Therefore, it is essential to prevent through early prevention, using screening and identifying cases in initial stages.


Supported by : Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences


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