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Prevalence of Cancer in District Banu Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Version 1 : Received: 23 April 2020 / Approved: 6 May 2020 / Online: 6 May 2020 (12:34:07 CEST)

How to cite: Rehman, H.; Ilyas, M.; Shah, M.; Ali, W.; Ali Khan, A. Prevalence of Cancer in District Banu Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan . Preprints 2020, 2020040433 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0433.v1). Rehman, H.; Ilyas, M.; Shah, M.; Ali, W.; Ali Khan, A. Prevalence of Cancer in District Banu Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan . Preprints 2020, 2020040433 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0433.v1).

Abstract

The present study was designed to check the prevalence of cancer in residents of District Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Patients' data were collected from three consulted Institutes during the year 2005-09. The data was analyzed for different parameters; year-wise, age-wise prevalence, gender-wise, occupation wise and marital status wise prevalence, addiction status, type of cancer, site affected, diagnostic tests performed and treatment of cancer. Results revealed that during 2005, a high number of cancer patients were present. A total of 172 patients were in the age group of 51-60 years, while only 11 patients were in the age group of 80 plus years. Female patients were more as compared to males. Married people were highly affected than unmarried. Patients addicted to smoking were highly affected than non-addicted patients. Malignancy was high in patients as compared to benign cancer. The most affected site was the blood system. The most affected people occupation wise were housewives followed by the farmer. A biopsy was mostly conducted for the diagnosis of cancer. Most of the patients were treated with chemotherapeutic agents. It has been revealed that the number of cancer patients decreased per annum. Moreover, the study should be conducted on the general population of Bannu as well as of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to sort out the total number of patients. The government should launch preventive, diagnostic programs so that prevalence may be minimized.

Subject Areas

Cancer; Bannu; Prevalence; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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