Roohullah, Hafiz Khush Naseeb Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmad, Khwaj Ajmal, Jamila Shuja, Jamil Ahmed, Ghulam Rasool.
Prevalence of Cancer in CENAR Quetta.
Annals Punjab Med Coll Jan ;6(1):37-41.

Aims and Objectives: A retrospective study of all cancer registered cases at the Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (CENAR) Quetta From 1st Jan, 1998 to 31st December 2009(12 Years) was carried out. CENAR Quetta is the only cancer management center in Balochistan. The aim of this analysis was to highlight the prevalence of Cancer in Balochistan. Study Design: A retrospective study. Place and duration of Study: The study was conducted at CENAR Quetta. Results: During the study period, 12022   cancer patients were registered at CENAR and BMCH Quetta. Out of these 10924files of patients (91.19%) were analyzed. The data were analyzed from various angles of prevalence e.g. total number of registered cancer patients, Sex, Age, Histopathology, Demographic profile etc. Conclusion: As cancer management is a global challenging health problem including Pakistan, so the first step for all health program worldwide is to highlight the prevalence, incidence and etiological factors of the disease in the locality, for step wise going towards management and control.

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