Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 217--220

Incidence and epidemiology of urologic cancers in North of Iran


Ghasem Janbabaei1, Majid Yaghoubi Ashrafi2, Zainab Ghazizadeh1, Mahdi Afshari3, Razieh-Sadat Mousavi2, Mohammad Eslami Jouybari1, Ehsan Zaboli1, Ramin Shekarriz1, Akbar Hedayatizadeh-Omran1, Reza Alizadeh-Navaei1, Mohsen Aarabi4, Mahmood Moosazadeh5 
1 Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Department of Population-Based Cancer Registry, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3 Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran
4 Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5 Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mahmood Moosazadeh
Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran

Introduction: Urinary system malignancies are considered as one of the main public health concerns with high morbidity and mortality. These cancers have various patterns in different regions over time. This study aims to determine the incidence of these malignancies in the northern part of Iran (Mazandaran Province). Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study carried out among patients with urologic cancers in 2014. A population-based cancer registry in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences was the source of information. Stata software version 14 was applied for descriptive statistics and analysis. The WHO standard population was used for estimating the age and sex-standardized incidence of urologic cancers. Results: In 2014, 261 patients with cancers of the urinary system have been registered in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. Mean, standard deviation, minimum, and maximum age of patients were 64.4, 15.6, 1, and 94, respectively. More than two-thirds of patients aged over 60 and most of them were male. The standardized incidence of cancers of the bladder, kidney, ureter, and other parts of the urinary system among men was estimated as 7.98, 1.54, 0.05, and 0.3 per 100,000, respectively. The standardized incidence of cancers of the bladder, kidney, pelvis, and ureter among women were 0.09, 0.14, 0.09, and 0.39, respectively. Conclusion: The majority of urologic cancers in the northern part of Iran are among men and those aged over 60. Moreover, bladder and renal cancers are the most common cancers in both genders.


How to cite this article:
Janbabaei G, Ashrafi MY, Ghazizadeh Z, Afshari M, Mousavi RS, Jouybari ME, Zaboli E, Shekarriz R, Hedayatizadeh-Omran A, Alizadeh-Navaei R, Aarabi M, Moosazadeh M. Incidence and epidemiology of urologic cancers in North of Iran.Clin Cancer Investig J 2018;7:217-220


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Janbabaei G, Ashrafi MY, Ghazizadeh Z, Afshari M, Mousavi RS, Jouybari ME, Zaboli E, Shekarriz R, Hedayatizadeh-Omran A, Alizadeh-Navaei R, Aarabi M, Moosazadeh M. Incidence and epidemiology of urologic cancers in North of Iran. Clin Cancer Investig J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 20 ];7:217-220
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