Pattern and trends of cancer in Odisha, India: a retrospective study

Hussain, Mohammad Akhtar, Pati, Sanghamitra, Swain, Subhashisa, Prusty, Minakshi, Kadam, Sridhar and Nayak, Sukdev (2012) Pattern and trends of cancer in Odisha, India: a retrospective study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13 12: 6333-6336. doi:10.7314/APJCP.2012.13.12.6333

Author Hussain, Mohammad Akhtar
Pati, Sanghamitra
Swain, Subhashisa
Prusty, Minakshi
Kadam, Sridhar
Nayak, Sukdev
Title Pattern and trends of cancer in Odisha, India: a retrospective study
Journal name Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1513-7368
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7314/APJCP.2012.13.12.6333
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 12
Start page 6333
End page 6336
Total pages 4
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention
Language eng
Abstract The burden of cancer is growing globally and is one of the top leading causes of death. Information on cancer patterns are essential for effective planning of cancer control interventions. There is limited published information available on pattern of cancer for the state of Odisha, India. The present study was an attempt to explore the pattern and trend of cancer in Odisha. To fulfill the objectives retrospective data available from 2001-2011 at Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Center (AHRCC), Cuttack, Odisha, were analyzed. Medical records of cancer patients were reviewed and relevant information on diagnosis, primary site and demographic data were retrieved. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS 16.0 (SPSS Inc.). A total of 74,861 cancer inpatients were registered at AHRCC for the years 2001-2011. The proportion of females outnumbered males with female:male ratio 1.1:1. The number of female cases increased four folds and that of males three fold over the period studied. Malignancies such as oral cancer (16.93%), acute lymphocytic leukemia/non Hodgkins lymphoma (14.09%) and cancer of gastrointestinal tract (21.07%) are leading cancers among males and carcinomas of breast (28.94%), cervix (23.66%) and ovary (16.11%) were leading among females. Findings from this study indicate an overall increase in cancer reporting which could be regarded as proxy measure for overall cancer situation in Odisha. There is scope and need for integrating other government hospitals, existing private health service providers and research institutions across the state for better planning of cancer control program.
Keyword ALL/NHL
Breast cancer
Cervical cancer
Odisha, india
Oral cancer
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