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Epidemiological Trends of GI Cancers in Patients Visiting a Tertiary Care Hospital in Chandigarh, North India
- Sharma, Munesh K (Government Medical College and Hospital) ;
- Singh, Tarundeep (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) ;
- Pandey, Avdesh K (Government Medical College and Hospital) ;
- Kankaria, Ankita (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research)
- Published : 2015.04.29
Background: Cancer has become an epidemic disease. Nearly ten million new cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the world and out of these about half are from the developing world. To appropriately plan for treatment, management and prevention of the disease, it becomes necessary to study the trends about morbidity caused by cancers. Materials and Methods: Data for patients diagnosed with any form of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers was extracted from records maintained in the outpatient department registers of the Oncology Department of Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh from 1999 to 2012. Trends were analysed for different categories of GI cancers for the period of 12 years. Results: In present study GI cancers accounted for 23 % of all registered cases (n-9603) of carcinomas. Males predominated for all GI cancers except in the gall bladder. Gastrointestinal cancers as a proportion of total cancers increased from 21% in 1999 to 25.9% in 2012 with a significant increasing trend in our series (
Gastrointestinal cancers;epidemiological trends;Chandigarh;North India
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